Charleston International Airport (IATA: CHS, ICAO: KCHS, FAA LID: CHS) is a joint civil-military airport in North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina. It has two runways and is operated under a joint-use agreement with Joint Base Charleston. It is South Carolina’s busiest airport; in 2012 the airport served 2,593,063 passengers in its busiest year ever. The airport is in the middle of downtown North Charleston about 13 miles north of downtown Charleston.
CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE-INTERNATIONAL HISTORY
In 2001 Air Canada briefly served Charleston from Toronto but ended service after the September 11th attacks. Airport officials regularly hope for scheduled international flights.
Delta Air Lines is the largest carrier by passenger volume at Charleston International Airport.
All four major legacy carriers serve Charleston International Airport along with Southwest Airlines. Other airlines have served the airport, including low-fare carriers such as Air Tran Airways; these generally were short-lived.
In 2011 Southwest Airlines began service to Charleston, increasing passenger figures. Southwest was the first low-cost airline to serve the airport since AirTran left.
In September 2012 JetBlue Airways announced it would begin service to Charleston in February 2013..
CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE-INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Charleston International Airport (IATA: CHS, ICAO: KCHS, FAA LID: CHS) is a joint civil-military airport in North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina.
CHARLESTON AIR FORCE BASE-INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 46 ft.
Runway length available: 03/21 7004×150 ft. :: 15/33 9001×200 ft.