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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...
5:11 am on Sunday March 13, 2011

Southwest Airlines begins flying in Charleston

Flickr user Drewski2112 Update March 13: Today's the big day and Southwest is now flying direct from Charleston to Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, and Houston. Many reports abound on the fanfare at the airport, but I prefer NBC News 2 as it seems...
5:11 am on Sunday March 13, 2011

Southwest Airlines begins flying in Charleston

Image by Flickr user Drewski2112 Update March 13: Today's the big day and Southwest is now flying direct from Charleston to Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, and Houston. Many reports abound on the fanfare at the airport, but I prefer NBC News 2 as it...
2:06 am on Saturday November 20, 2010

Summerville woman irate with AirTran's sudden departure from Charleston, files lawsuit (update: lawsuit continues)

Image by Flickr user Adam Sacco Update November 19: The Post and Courier reports that not only is this case still alive but that a federal court judge refused to throw the case out. Take a read of the paper's report on the latest over here. First...
3:19 am on Friday December 4, 2009

With AirTran gone, fliers watching ticket prices rise

Image by Flickr user Drewski2112 So long, it was a fun ride. With AirTran having flown its last flights in Charleston, fliers are watching the prices tick up now that the airport is without a discount airliner. ABC News 4 has the story and info on...
9:10 am on Friday October 9, 2009

Update: AirTran leaving Charleston in December

Image by Flickr user James Willamor Image by 20091009-airtran.jpg Update October 9, noon: It's been confirmed that the airline is leaving Charleston. The Post and Courier has a few details. The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce confirmed it for...
12:26 pm on Wednesday June 24, 2009

Spending 30 days on a jet makes you get a little creative

Image by Nate Mallard/TheDigitelImage by 20090624-airtran.jpg Mark's a fun guy. Check out his photos from the Charleston visit, or snag an embedable version of the video.Mark Marlkoff is spending 30 days on AirTran to beat his fear of flying, and on...
8:50 am on Thursday May 22, 2008

Columbia gets low-cost airline

Image by flickr user Cubbie_n_VegasImage by 20080522_spirit_air.jpg Spirit airlines is opening its second S.C. destination in Columbia. If you need to get a cheap flight and you just can't find a good price with Charleston's local low-cost airline...
5:53 pm on Wednesday May 21, 2008

AirTran committed to Charleston, despite $35M loss in first quarter

Image by flickr user Cubbie_n_VegasImage by airtran.jpg AirTran CEO Robert Fornaro says the airline is dedicated to Charleston and had a strong first year here, but a $102 million increase in fuel costs during the first quarter of 2008 has hit the...
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