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GSP celebrates 10 years of Southwest service

Southwest Airlines will celebrate 10 years of delivering low fares and nonstop flights to the Upstate on Friday. Celebratory digital billboard displays have been placed on major roadways across the region and all passengers traveling Southwest on Friday will receive gift bags courtesy of GSP.

Southwest’s inaugural flight from GSP was to Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). GSP reported a 38% growth in passenger activity between 2010 and 2011 and was recognized as the fastest-growing small airport in the United States by Airline and Airport News & Analysis. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that average fares from GSP decreased by 14%, the largest decrease in the country.

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Greer Christmas Parade is Sunday

The Greer Christmas Parade is scheduled for 2:30 Sunday with a scaled down version because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme is “Christmas Melodies”.

A virtual grand marshal vehicle honoring frontline healthcare workers leads the 63-unit parade on its 1.1-mile route. A sensory safe zone is on the first block of the parade route on Poinsett Street between Memorial Drive and Hubert Street. The parade turns left at North Main Street and ends at Cunningham Road.

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