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6:29 am on Friday March 23, 2012

Charleston airport plans expansion to size, capacity, services (Update: More security space)

Image by TheDigitel Now where's the button for more cabin space? (Updates at the bottom.) Between Boeing's growth, Southwest Airlines arrival, and a plain old rebound in travel and local business, the Charleston International Airport is expanding...
9:30 am on Saturday June 25, 2011

In wake of Southwest's arrival, Charleston Airport sees a 30% increase

Image by Flickr user nickhall Easy times at the Charleston airport.This May, 252,543 people flowed through the Charleston International Airport — that's 32% more than in May 2010. Between Boeing's growth and Southwest Airlines's arrival in...
5:11 am on Sunday March 13, 2011

Southwest Airlines begins flying in Charleston

Flickr user Drewski2112 Update March 13: Today's the big day and Southwest is now flying direct from Charleston to Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, and Houston. Many reports abound on the fanfare at the airport, but I prefer NBC News 2 as it seems...
5:11 am on Sunday March 13, 2011

Southwest Airlines begins flying in Charleston

Image by Flickr user Drewski2112 Update March 13: Today's the big day and Southwest is now flying direct from Charleston to Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, and Houston. Many reports abound on the fanfare at the airport, but I prefer NBC News 2 as it...
4:15 am on Friday January 21, 2011

Charleston airport makes plans to expand size, capacity, services

Image by Photo courtesy Los Angeles photographer Anthony Citrano The sun's setting on the short length of Charleston's concourses.Another baggage claim area, more for food vendors, restrooms, and much bigger concourses. Between Boeing's growth and...
10:56 am on Monday May 17, 2010

Why Southwest announced its coming to Charleston a year out

Image by Flickr user superciliousness If you've been struck curious as to why Southwest Airlines has announced their coming to Charleston a full year out of doing flights, and a half-year before announcing routes, then know that it's because the...
3:35 am on Thursday May 13, 2010

The tale of getting Southwest to come to Charleston

Image by Flickr user BobMachines The Post and Courier has an overly romanticized take, but it's an interesting behind the scenes look at what's involved in getting these types of companies to come to town. Read more stories on this subject in our...
4:16 am on Wednesday May 5, 2010

Incentive program has discount carrier ready to serve Lowcountry (updated x2)

Image by Flickr user San Diego Shooter Southwest Airlines might be flying the friendly skies around Charleston in the near future. Update May 5: Charleston County Council is moving ahead with the proposal for a new 5 percent tax on rental cars that...
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