Despite January Dip, Airport Officials Expect Big Year
Feb 28, 2018 09:35AM ● Published by Kathleen Maris
“We were disappointed to see the decrease, but it was expected. With two new airlines, several new routes, and travel remaining at a high, I am confident 2018 will be another record-breaking year,” said Paul G. Campbell Jr., executive director and CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority.
In January, 218,748 people flew in and out of the airport, a decrease from 247,526 during the same month in 2017. This was the result of a severe winter storm in which several inches of snow and ice blanketed the runways and taxiways, significantly affecting airport operations. Charleston International ended 2017 with a record 3,987,427 passengers.
Contributing to the continued growth of the airport in 2018 will be: