Leland Burch of Greer is the chair of the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Commissioners Committee.
Burch is serving his 31st year as commissioner with the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District.
Passenger traffic was up 7.6 percent at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in January compared to the same month in 2015. That number may double when the February report is tabulated.
“It’s great to start off the year with that 7.6 percent increase in January and if we are able to follow that in February with a 15 percent increase, that is a big plus,” said Dave Edwards, GSP Airport District CEO/President.
Frenetic travelers at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport have only a few more months to wait for a sea of calm to greet them at TSA checkpoints and beyond.
GSP, with its infrastructure virtually completed, is now working on its amenities to create its brand.
Valerie Miller has been reappointed to the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission.
The reappointment was signed by Governor Nikki Haley and began on Dec. 31, 2015. Miller will serve a six-year term that will expire on Dec. 31, 2021.
The two millionth BMW made in Greer was exported Wednesday with a ceremony attended by officials from BMW Manufacturing Co., and the South Carolina Port Authority (SPA) in Charleston.
The gray X5 was driven aboard an auto carrier at the docks in downtown Charleston. About 70 percent of the BMWs manufactured in Greer are exported.
The future for the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will be on display this summer.
That’s when the $125 million, four-year Terminal Improvement Project – WINGSPAN – is showcased to the Upstate and travelers with a glitzy, state-of-the-art, traveler-friendly airport.