EACC – Carolinas Welcomes New Member, GSP Airport

Since opening in 1962, the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) has evolved into one of the most recognized and well-respected airports in the country.  Conveniently located along the I-85 corridor between Greenville and Spartanburg, GSP was named the 2011 Fastest Growing Small Airport in the United States by Airline and Airport News & Analysis.  Since then, GSP has continued to grow, serving over 2 million passengers every year since 2016, including a record 2.3 million in 2018.  

Six major passenger airlines now fly at GSP, with Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United operating over 50 daily departures to 19 domestic destinations including New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Denver.  In addition, GSP passengers can reach over 200 destinations worldwide with only a single stop.

With an 11,001-foot-long runway, GSP can accommodate any aircraft in existence today, and this has greatly benefited its burgeoning cargo business.  In fact, GSP is the only airport in the Carolinas providing regularly scheduled international all-cargo service, with flights to both Germany and Mexico.  Thanks to exponential growth in its cargo business over the past few years, GSP initiated a $30 million cargo expansion project in September 2018.  Scheduled to open in Summer 2019, this new cargo facility will include a 110,000 square foot warehouse and a 13-acre cargo ramp—enough space to accommodate three B-747 aircraft simultaneously!

GSP also boasts a world-class Fixed Base Operator (FBO), which provides fueling, heated hangar space, offices and conference rooms, and similar VIP services for private and corporate charter flights. To facilitate its international cargo, passenger, and general aviation services, GSP is also designated as a point of entry by U.S. Customs & Border Protection with a Federal Inspection Station.

In addition, GSP has nine tracts of land that have the potential to be developed in their entirety or subdivided into distinct parcels to suit individual tenant needs.  Cumulatively, these tracts represent unprecedented opportunities for businesses in the following industries: Aviation, Aviation Support, Logistics/Distribution, Office, Retail, Industrial, Service, Hospitality, Flex/R&D, and Recreation/Public.  In addition, these tracts of land enjoy superb access to air, rail, interstate, and the South Carolina Inland Port that connects the Port of Charleston to the Upstate. More information can be found at: www.gsp360beyondtherunway.com

In short, GSP greatly enhances the economic development of the region thanks to the full array of aviation services it provides and the businesses it helps to attract to the community.  With an estimated annual impact of $2.9 billion on the region’s economy, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is Upstate South Carolina’s gateway to the world.