GSP sets new passenger activity level in 2019
JAN 30, 2020

 Over 2.6 million passengers traveled through Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in 2019, surpassing the previous record of 2.3 million passengers set in 2018. Overall passenger activity increased 12.7 percent, driven by new flights, new destinations, and larger aircraft added during the year. 

"Thanks to the support of travelers from across the region, GSP continues to break records and outpace our projected growth," said Dave Edwards, President and CEO of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District. "As more passengers make GSP their airport of choice, airlines are responding with more flight options."

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GSP hosts REAL ID mobile van
APR 30, 2019

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is teaming up with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) to bring the agency’s mobile office to the airport May 15.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, federal law requires your driver’s license or identification card to be REAL ID compliant in order to board a domestic, commercial flight, among other federal activities.

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More daily flights, larger aircraft lift passenger traffic at GSP
APR 12, 2019

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is celebrating its 17th consecutive month of increased passenger activity thanks to more seats and additional flights offered by the airport’s six passenger airlines.

 February was the fourth straight month of double-digit percentage gains in passenger activity. During the month, the airport  served 15.8% more passengers (168,242) compared to February 2018 (145,289).

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GSP's parking enhancements to improve convenience for passengers
SEP 4, 2018

 GSP’s parking upgrades include an overflow parking lot, an expanded cell phone lot, 

Passengers flying out of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) are now able to take a shuttle from the economy parking lots to the terminal. Those using the garages will be able to better find open parking spots, too. 

 GSP’s parking upgrades include an overflow parking lot, an expanded cell phone lot, a new parking guidance system for the airport’s garages and shuttle bus service from GSP’s Economy Lots. 

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Palmetto Distillery opens shop inside terminal at GSP
FEB 7, 2018

Palmetto Distillery has opened a shop inside the terminal at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

 The shop is on the second floor just past the security checkpoint. 

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House repairs OK, Papa John's denied by GSP Environs Commission
JUL 24, 2015

An addition to an existing home and new roof was approved and a new Papa John’s restaurant was denied in appeals to the Greenville Spartanburg Airport Environs Planning Commission on Wednesday.

Neal Johnson’s variance request to build additional space and new roof onto his residence, a mobile home at 410 Chapel Road in Greer, was overturned by commissioners 2-1 with one commissioner abstaining.

Matt Grandy was appealing a compliance coordinator’s ruling denying a Papa John’s takeout-delivery restaurant at 8000 Pelham Road in Greenville. The location is housed near The Eagle Zone golf complex.

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GSP passengers paying less than regional competitors
MAY 5, 2015

The average domestic airfare from Greenville-Spartanburg Airport was $401.99 in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to USDOT.

Passengers flying out of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) continue to pay less than the average domestic fare from competing airports in the region, according to the US Department of Transportation’s fourth quarter 2014 airfare report.

The average domestic fare from GSP was $401.99 in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to USDOT. However, that represented an increase of $27.19, its lowest airfare ($374.80) recorded in the 4th quarter of 2013.

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GSP averaging $15 less per ticket than Atlanta, Charlotte
FEB 3, 2015

Passengers flying out of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer pay an average $15 less than the average domestic fare from competing airports (Atlanta and Charlotte) in the region, according to the US Department of Transportation’s third quarter 2014 airfare report.

The US Department of Transportation ranks the top 100 airports based on average domestic fare.

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GGEF Gala raises $42,235 for education
NOV 26, 2013

The Greater Greer Education Foundation raised $42,235 at its Education Gala held Oct. 26 at the Cannon Centre.

The Gala is the Foundation’s only fundraising event.

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BB&T receives inaugural Greer Development Chairman's Award
MAR 22, 2012

John Bolt, Vice President of BB&T in Greer, accepted the inaugural Greer Economic Development Chairman’s Award today on behalf of the bank at the GDC's 10th anniversary luncheon at City Hall.

Reno Deaton, GDC Executive Director, gave the annual report that reflected positive gains in 2011 and good early growth in the first quarter this year. Dennis Hennett, vice chairman of the board is rotating off to concentrate on his duties as CEO at Greer State Bank. Hennett retired and was recalled to lead the bank. Dave Edwards, Executive Director at the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport in Greer, has been approved as Hennett’s replacement.

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TSA modifies screening of passengers 75 and older
MAR 15, 2012

As part of TSA’s ongoing efforts to move towards a more intelligence-driven security system, enhance aviation security and improve passenger experiences at security checkpoints,

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing modified screening procedures for passengers 75 and older.

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Southwest toasted by GSP on one-year anniversary
MAR 13, 2012

Alli Belk fits so she is definitely a carry on. Alli and her family were returning home to Texas after visiting in the Charlotte area.

Dave Edwards led a toast to Southwest Airline’s one-year anniversary today at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer.

"Southwest has spurred tremendous growth and revitalized the airport," Edwards, Executive Director at GSP Airport District, said. "Air traffic is up 38 percent since last year and we're up 40 percent in January. It's hard to keep with it. It's exciting to be in this growth mode."

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GSP taking parking reservations beginning Thursday
MAR 12, 2012

Reservations for 110 parking spaces will be available for passengers leaving Greer's Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport beginning Thursday.

GSP Board of Commissioners approved $1.5 million toward the Rental Car Relocation budget and was brought up-to-date with the $101 million Terminal Improvement Project (TIP) during today's meeting with GSP Executive Director Dave Edwards.

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Shaw named to state Business Hall of Fame
MAR 11, 2012

Minor Mickel Shaw is Chairperson of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission. 

Minor Mickel Shaw, Chairperson of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission, is among three named to the 2012 South Carolina Business Hall of Fame. Shaw is the President of Micco LLC and Mickel Investment Group, a family investment corporation.

Bill L. Amick, real estate developer and former chairman and CEO of Amick Farms, Inc., and the late Jerry Zucker, founder of The InterTech Group will also be inducted. The induction ceremonies are May 24 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

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Residential growth takes root near Village at Pelham
FEB 20, 2012

Dillard Creek Crossing has sold almost half of its 50 homes constructed behind Village at Pelham Hospital on Westmoreland Road.

A residential building uptick has Greer city and business leaders taking notice. Most importantly it has families purchasing newly-constructed homes as fast as they are marketed. 

Dillard Creek Crossing has 50 new homes either completed or in construction phases while Village at Bent Creek has begun construction for 58 new homes. At the same time Mungo builders remain committed to 52 single-family patio homes to be built off Brushy Creek Road and S. Suber Road.

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Deaton's staff painting a greener landscape in Greer
JAN 26, 2012

Tractor Supply Company has cleared the way for Piedmont Plaza on W. Wade Hampton Blvd. to get a new parking lot facelift with lighted and landscaped islands. Kohl's is moving into the former Kmart building to the right of TSC.

Reno Deaton, Executive Director of Greer Development Corporation, has the enviable job of being the front man selling Greer to business and industry. This month is the 10th anniversary of GDC.

The first month of 2012 first quarter has Deaton's 3-person staff on pace to promote Greer's new businesses with the creation of nearly 500 jobs. Numerically, that represents nearly 2 percent of Greer’s 25,500 population.

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Reno Deaton: Signs point to jobs, commercial and residential growth
JAN 26, 2012

“There is continued and renewed interest in downtown. It's not wanting for interest. Downtown events help out tremendously and have been a great part of the city’s success.”
Reno Deaton
President, Greer Economic Development

Reno Deaton discussed with GreerToday.com, Greer's economy, growth and prospects for the future. He said, on the advice of city attorney John Duggan, he couldn't respond to questions on Allen Bennett Hospital and Huntington Rehabilitation Center that is in foreclosure proceedings. Deaton did speak about Greer's growing vitality and prospects for a vibrant 2012 in economic development. But he deferred talking about Kohl's enty into the Greer market, referring all question to its corporate headquarters.

GreerToday.com: QuikTrip is a new fuel/convenience player in Greer. How do you see that developing?

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Southwest adding seats, retrofitting 737-700s cabin
JAN 23, 2012

Southwest Airlines has announced a $60 million cabin refurbishing that is expected to cut fuel use while increasing revenue by $250 million a year, according to the discount carrier.

Extra seats and lighter materials will save about $10 million a year in fuel, the company reported. The extra seats, with lighter and thinner padding, with fuel savings will offset the high cost of fuel and Southwest’s industry leading no baggage fees.

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Driggers is guiding city's business full-speed ahead
JAN 1, 2012

Ed Driggers

When Ed Driggers reported to work as Greer City Administrator in June 2000 he thought he had done his homework and was prepared to tackle the issues of moving a city forward.

It was a good career move from Chester to Greer. The city offered more money and benefits and an opportunity to move Greer into the 21st century with a plan for a new municipal and city hall complex highlighted by a city park that would provide invaluable connectivity to the central business district.

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BB&T will bring 140 jobs to Greer retail loan processing center
NOV 22, 2011

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