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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:...
4:36 am on Saturday July 28, 2012

Will the Savannah airport get a new discount carrier? Answer: Try again later

Flickr user javierbnsn Allegiant flew out in July 2011. In 2011 both Allegiant and Vision Airlines announced their departure from the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, and since then pocketbooks across the region have waited new of another...
8:23 am on Wednesday August 31, 2011

Hungry for a discount airline, Savannah officials hope for a JetBlue arrival (update: answer soonish)

Flickr user nalpria Update August 31: Allegiant has been gone from Savannah for more than a month now and still Savannah waits for a discount airline. Well, WSAV caught up with JetBlue about their much-sough-after arrival and while they had no firm...
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...
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...
10:56 am on Monday May 17, 2010

Why Southwest announced its coming to Charleston a year out

Image by Flickr user superciliousness If you've been struck curious as to why Southwest Airlines has announced their coming to Charleston a full year out of doing flights, and a half-year before announcing routes, then know that it's because 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....
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