CHS: Vision 2030
From the Roadway to the Runway
While parking is the first project we will tackle, our master growth plan includes:
- Expanding the airline ticket counters, which are currently at capacity with eight airlines offering nonstop flights to 30 airports and 25 cities nationwide.
- Boarding area expansion to include a third concourse on the west side of the terminal with six additional gates. For a total of 21 gates that could handle up to 7 million passengers a year, a third concourse would provide improved facilities and capabilities to accommodate international flights should that opportunity arise. Long term, Concourse A, with five gates currently, could be expanded to provide four more boarding areas.
- Charleston County's plan for a new airport connector road will create the need to reconfigure how passengers and workers travel to the airport via Interstate 526 and surface roads like Dorchester Road. Long-term growth plans are for Boeing SC to expand its flight line across International Boulevard. This project is still in development.