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6:23 am on Thursday February 28, 2013

JetBlue now flying from Charleston International Airport

Image by Flickr user caribb A JetBlue Embraer E-190 plane. Update: As of Today, February 28, JetBlue is now flying from Charleston, twice a day with nonstop service from New York JFK and once a day to Boston BOS and two time to Boston on Saturday....
4:53 am on Wednesday September 12, 2012

JetBlue to fly from #CHS International Airport

Flickr user caribb A JetBlue Embraer E-190 plane. via TheDigitel Charleston First the Charleston airport got discount airline Southwest, then word came it would get AirTran thanks to a merger with Southwest, and now things just got even better:...
9:02 pm on Monday May 2, 2011

Southwest buying AirTran: Good news for Charleston fliers (update: deal sealed, now wait to 2012)

Image by Flickr user gtardedUpdate May 3: Yesterday Southwest announce a major if effectively transparent step: It has closed its purchase of fellow discount airliner AirTran. While the two companies will very soon be effectively the same, for us...
4:49 am on Tuesday December 7, 2010

Charleston County eyes rental car fee to attract low-cost airline (updated)

Image by Flickr user Jared Zimmerman Update December 7: After officials from Southwest Airlines deemed adding an additional 5% fee on rental cars unnecessary for their choice to enter the Charleston market, the Charleston County Council tabled 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...
3:40 pm on Friday April 30, 2010

Midlands senator has no love for plans to draw low-cost airlines to Upstate, Lowcountry (updated)

Image by Flickr user donbuciak Is the $15 million loan being crafted to draw Southwest? Update April 30: And the plan has been pushed out of the budget, but not outright killed. Check out the latest at the Charleston Regional Business Journal....
3:31 am on Monday April 12, 2010

Legislation still working to bring competitive pricing back to Charleston Intl Airport

Image by Flickr user Michal OsmendaWith ticket prices soaring from $200 to $800 per flight after AirTran's departure from the Charleston International Airport back in December, state lawmakers have made expanding air service an urgent priority....
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