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Southwest at Charleston International Begins Flying Non-Stop Service From Denver and St. Louis
For Immediate Release, January 2017
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: New Flights to Points West!
Southwest Airlines Announces Daily, Non-Stop Service to Charleston from Denver and St. Louis
CHARLESTON, SC (January 5, 2017) - Southwest Airlines today announced that it will begin daily non-stop service to Denver from Charleston International Airport. This highly anticipated service had initially been tested as a Saturday-only flight, but overwhelming interest led to Southwest's decision to make this a daily flight for the summer season beginning June 4. In addition, Southwest will begin offering twice weekly service to St. Louis, a new destination city for Charleston. Thanks to the success of its three daily flights to Baltimore, Southwest is adding a fourth flight over the summer months to meet anticipated demand, and is also adding an additional Saturday and Sunday flight to Nashville.
"All of this is fantastic news," remarked Dan Blumenstock, Immediate Past Chairman of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Director of Hotel Operations for Lowcountry Hotels. "Our growing reputation as a visitor destination and our dynamic economy are generating increased leisure and business travel from established and new destination markets.
Paul Campbell, Executive Director of the Charleston County Aviation Authority noted that the new service to Denver is a huge benefit for residents who want to travel and explore with their families this summer. This increased capacity makes it far easier for our citizens to travel when and where they please.
The mission of the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is to unify and lead the local travel industry in marketing the Charleston area as an individual, meeting, incentive and group destination to both the domestic and international markets.