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Passenger, Cargo Activity Reach New Heights At GSP

Oct 31, 2018 09:43AM ● By Kathleen Maris
Passenger and cargo activity continues to rise at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). Both categories had double-digit increases during September 2018 when compared to September 2017.

Passenger activity at GSP was up 10.8 percent in September with 194,298 passengers. It marked 12 consecutive months of increased traffic and the best September in the history of the airport.

“September was definitely a special month for GSP,” said Dave Edwards, GSP’s president and CEO. “We welcomed our sixth airline for passengers and we supported the World Equestrian Games. Those events definitely highlighted how we are growing and able to meet demand.”

Frontier Airlines began serving the Upstate from GSP in September with bi-weekly flights to Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), and Orlando (MCO). Frontier service to Tampa (TPA) starts Nov. 16.

Cargo activity also increased by 13.1 percent compared to September 2017. More than 9.3 million pounds of freight passed through GSP. The increase was fueled by the airport’s support of the World Equestrian Games in Mill Spring, N.C., which brought more than 550 horses from around the world through GSP. Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District’s Cerulean Aviation assisted with unloading and loading the horses in what has become the largest commercial airlift of horses in history.