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Old 12-30-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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South Carolina's only 3 airports that serve more than 1 million passengers annually are all spending some serious dollars on major renovations (almost half a billion combined).

Charleston (CHS) which serves aprox 3 million passengers annually is planning a 200 million renovation and addition that will add gates, add new concessions, an expanded parking garage, larger baggage claim and expanded aircraft apron areas.
Charleston (S.C.) airport to get $200 million upgrade - USATODAY.com

Greenville (GSP) which serves aprox 2 million passengers annually is planing a 102 million renovation of the terminal that join both the A & B concourses, add new concessions, add a centralized security screening area, larger baggage claim and total interior cosmetic update.
Major renovation planned for South Carolina airport - USATODAY.com

Myrtle Beach (MYR) which serves aprox 2 million annually is in the process of a 114 million renovation and addition that will add gates and additional ticket counter / baggage claim areas to the existing terminal.
Myrtle Beach International Airport expansion moving along - Local - TheSunNews.com

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Old 12-30-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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South Carolina's only 3 airports that serve more than 1 million passengers annually are all spending some serious dollars on major renovations (almost half a billion combined).

Charleston (CHS) which serves aprox 3 million passengers annually is planning a 200 million renovation and addition that will add gates, add new concessions, an expanded parking garage, larger baggage claim and expanded aircraft apron areas.
Charleston (S.C.) airport to get $200 million upgrade - USATODAY.com

Greenville (GSP) which serves aprox 2 million passengers annually is planing a 102 million renovation of the terminal that join both the A & B concourses, add new concessions, add a centralized security screening area, larger baggage claim and total interior cosmetic update.
Major renovation planned for South Carolina airport - USATODAY.com

Myrtle Beach (MYR) which serves aprox 2 million annually is in the process of a 114 million renovation and addition that will add gates and additional ticket counter / baggage claim areas to the existing terminal.
Myrtle Beach International Airport expansion moving along - Local - TheSunNews.com

With both Charleston and Greenville, Southwest Airlines service was the catalyst for these projects, as these two airports have seen double digit monthly passenger increases among all airlines, thanks to the "Southwest effect".
Not surprisingly GSUPSTATE, you forget other facts. When reading this I was reminded of how the Carolinas largest airport, which also serves a large portion of SC since Charlotte's metro dips into SC, is undergoing a $1b expansion/renovation. The plan includes expanding the main terminal and building a new international (the airport in not just international in name) terminal. When returning from the upstate tonight, the need was obvious as I saw multiple lines of jets (A320's, A330's, 757's, 767's etc.....) waiting to land on one of three parallel runways. Of course, you may call your growth the "Southwest effect", here in Charlotte, we support the airport with a solid base of business. Our business growth continues as our "Creative Class" continues to expand. For refernce, only Charleston & Columbia have a creative class higher than the national average in SC. Could it be that our growth is not based on cheap tickets and more on a solid "Creative Class"????????
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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At any rate CAE is a beautiful airport.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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A majority of the people I know use the Charlotte airport who are from the Columbia area.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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Im quite certain gspupstate's posting was soley intended to provide information of the upcoming renovations/expansions of SC airport's since it was posted in the general SC forum not the NC forum. Everyone knows Charlotte's airport is a major international airport so I'm also quite certain there was not any intent to compare this airport with any airport in SC.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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A majority of the people I know use the Charlotte airport who are from the Columbia area.
That doesn't lesson CAE's beauty. And too many Columbians always were too quick to sell out.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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That doesn't lesson CAE's beauty. And too many Columbians always were too quick to sell out.
Oh it is beautiful hands down. But that's just my experience. All my out of state family who comes to visit more than 90% of the time fly in to the Charlotte airport too. But it is a beautiful airport, flew out of there a couple of times
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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Im quite certain gspupstate's posting was soley intended to provide information of the upcoming renovations/expansions of SC airport's since it was posted in the general SC forum not the NC forum. Everyone knows Charlotte's airport is a major international airport so I'm also quite certain there was not any intent to compare this airport with any airport in SC.
I am not going to try and predict what GSUPSTATE's intentions are on this board. Not sure why you are so certain about what he does.

But, it is not a stretch to include CDI when talking about airports in SC. All SC economic reviews that are worth reading include Charlotte because it contains counties which are part of the MSA and CSA. Additionally, many across the state of SC use CDI. It's that simple.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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Im quite certain gspupstate's posting was soley intended to provide information of the upcoming renovations/expansions of SC airport's since it was posted in the general SC forum not the NC forum. Everyone knows Charlotte's airport is a major international airport so I'm also quite certain there was not any intent to compare this airport with any airport in SC.
Correct. That is why the title is South Carolina Airports. Any out of state airports, regardless where they are, are not included. Great to see 3 of South Carolina's airports doing so well and expanding due to double digit passenger increases.

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Old 01-01-2012, 01:06 PM
 
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Correct. That is why the title is South Carolina Airports. Any out of state airports, regardless where they are, are not included. Great to see 3 of South Carolina's airports doing so well and expanding due to double digit passenger increases. .
GSUPSTATE, I am sure your concerns about Columbia's airport are greatly appreciated. Sadly, you should be more concerned with what drives income growth, the creative class. Using your words, Sadly, Greenville trails the other SC metros. As you have seen by the turn around at GSP, airport traffic can change in a short amount of time, improving the creative class takes a while.

Posting high airport growth rates is great in one respect, in another it just means your base is so low that any growth materially affects the numbers, simple math. Delta may help at CAE over the long term. They just added another NY flight which is a start. Basic economics will tell you that underserved markets will be noticed and served, looks like Delta is stepping up. Besides, the "Southwest Affect" does not correlate to high economic growth....if you want, we can re-visit the Charlotte example. In the end, SC will still have a number of small airports which is precisely why having CDI serving SC is important, regarless of whether you want to include this is your silly comparison. GSP's annual traffic represents about a month or so at CDI.

As a resident of Greenville, you should be more concerned with improving the creative class rather than taking shots at CAE. Sadly, in the end, improving the creative class is what's important.

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