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GSP passenger activity sets all-time record in 2018

Feb 19, 2019 02:10PM

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport’s streak of consecutive months of increased passenger activity reached 15 with an impressive 10.3 percent rise in passengers during December 2018.

For the calendar year, GSP set a new all-time record with 8.8 percent more passengers in 2018 (2.31 million) when compared to 2017 (2.13 million).

“That was a fitting way to end the 2018 calendar year,” said Dave Edwards, GSP’s president and CEO. “We welcomed Frontier Airlines as our sixth passenger airline serving the airport, launched service to five new nonstop destinations and worked with existing airline partners to add 8.9 percent more seats to the market to serve Upstate travelers over what we had in 2017. We continue to outpace our projected growth.”

American Airlines began offering two daily nonstop flights to Miami International Airport (MIA) in December 2018. Earlier in the year, Frontier added nonstop service to Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando and Tampa while Delta enhanced service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) with more flights and larger aircraft.

The airport’s cargo numbers for 2018 (118 million pounds) were more than 20 percent higher than 2017’s (98.7 million pounds). GSP expects continued growth in air freight to and from the Upstate because of its $30 million air cargo facility that is under construction.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is conveniently located between Greenville and Spartanburg, along I-85. More than 2.3 million passengers per year are served by six major airlines offering 100 total daily flights to 19 destinations and one-stop connections to hundreds of cities across the globe. The airport is also a hub for air cargo, including automotive parts and other goods regularly flown to and from Europe and Mexico as well as throughout the United States. Learn more at gspairport.com.