Post Tagged with: "Charleston International Airport"

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GOOD NEWS:  Frontier Airlines adds flights to Austin, Trenton

Staff reports  |  Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines last week announced it will begin the only nonstop flights to Austin, Texas, and Trenton, N.J. in April. This announcement comes before the carrier even begins service at Charleston International Airport on Feb. 20 with previously announced nonstop flights to Denver and Philadelphia. Flights to Chicago start in May.

“Even though we have yet to start service, the Charleston community has already embraced our unique brand of ‘Low Fares, Done Right,’” said Scott Fisher, senior director of ancillary revenue and loyalty for Frontier Airlines. “We are committed to making flying affordable for everyone and to be adding new service here before our first flights have even departed speaks to the early support of the community and our partners here at the Charleston airport. With these two new flights, we will now offer low-cost, nonstop flights to five great destinations.”

SPOTLIGHT:  Charleston International Airport

SPOTLIGHT:  Charleston International Airport

Charleston International Airport provides a first impression of the Charleston metropolitan area to over 4 million passengers a year who visit for business and leisure activities.  One of three public airports operated by the Charleston County Aviation Authority, Charleston International Airport is committed to providing an unparalleled passenger experience while continuing efforts to support economic development for the Lowcountry and State of South Carolina.

by · 02/05/2018 · 0 comments · Underwriters
GOOD NEWS:  Johns Island Farmers Market to launch fifth year Saturday

GOOD NEWS:  Johns Island Farmers Market to launch fifth year Saturday

Staff reports  |  The Johns Island Farmers Market will launch its fifth year 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, a delay of a week due to the snow and ice. 

The market, which will be open until 2 p.m., is held at Charleston Collegiate School, 2024 Academy Drive, which can be accessed from River or Bohicket roads. The market has more than 60 new and returning vendors and farmers. More info.

by · 01/08/2018 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Photo courtesy of Charleston International Airport.

FOCUS: Plan ahead, arrive early if you’re flying over holiday weekend

Staff reports  |  As many as 100,000 people are expected to fly into or out of Charleston International Airport over the Thanksgiving holiday making it the busiest time of the year for the facility.

Last year, just over 95,000 passengers came through the airport during Thanksgiving. And so far this year, passenger counts are up over last year, which airport Executive Director and CEO Paul G. Campbell Jr. said he expected to continue through the end of the year.

“We are having a great year and we will reach, and possibly top, 4 million passengers in 2017,” Campbell said in a press release. “This next week we expect to be very busy with Thanksgiving travelers so we encourage everyone to plan ahead and arrive at the airport early.”

by · 11/20/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
Schematic drawing of the new Baxter Patrick James Island Library, set to open at the end of next year.

GOOD NEWS: Officials break ground for new James Island library

Staff reports  |  A new 20,000 square foot library on James Island should open by the end of 2018, according to library and county officials who kicked off construction of the facility at a Friday groundbreaking.

In related news, county officials last week gave the O.K. to designers and builders to move forward with a new library to replace the Cooper River Memorial Library in North Charleston.

by · 10/02/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
MYSTERY PHOTO:  Might not be what you expect

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Might not be what you expect

This photo, with its classical features, might not be what you expect.  Hint:  It’s in South Carolina.  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write:  “Mystery Photo guess.”

by · 10/02/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
GOOD NEWS:  Marine gets Bronze Star 48 years after battle, more

GOOD NEWS:  Marine gets Bronze Star 48 years after battle, more

Staff reports  |  Retired Marine Brig. Gen. William Weise pinned a Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” device  for heroic actions on former Lance Corporal Michael G. Castle in an Aug. 3 ceremony on the USS Yorktown some 48 years after a 1969 battle in Vietnam. 

Also inside: Another Brack in Charleston; Local author has new children’s book; Airport traffic on the increase.

by · 08/07/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
GOOD NEWS:  Food Bank gets $82,500 grant to help seniors

GOOD NEWS:  Food Bank gets $82,500 grant to help seniors

Staff reports  |  The Lowcountry Food Bank will get an $82,500 grant to support the food bank’s senior meals.  It’s one of 12 grants awarded nationally by .  The grant is one of twelve awarded by Feeding America, a national network of food banks, and is made possible by funding from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation.

by · 07/24/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
FOCUS:  Study ranks Charleston airport as nation’s 6th best-managed

FOCUS:  Study ranks Charleston airport as nation’s 6th best-managed

Staff reports  |  A new study shows Charleston International Airport is one of the best-managed airports in the country.

With operating revenue of $30.4 million and operating expenses of $15 million, the Charleston airport ranks sixth in a new Airport Power Ranking of 89 major American airports.  The ranking was developed by the American City Business Journals with research from its 43 newsrooms and analysis by faculty at the Wake Forest University School of Business.

“It’s recognition by outside people about how well this airport is run, how efficient it is and how we are growing,” said airport director Paul Campbell in an interview. 

by · 07/03/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
GOOD NEWS:  Airport experiences 6.2 percent passenger growth

GOOD NEWS: Airport experiences 6.2 percent passenger growth

Staff reports | Charleston International Airport had 7 percent more people heading to one of 18 non-stop destinations in the first four months of the year, compared to last year in what is a traditionally slower traveling season. In the same period, 5.6 percent more people flew into the airport.

Also in Good News: Charleston County Public Library’s new reusable bags; Charleston School of Law President Ed Bell’s accolade; and Sea Island cotton again being grown here at McLeod Plantation.

by · 06/04/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs