Passenger, cargo traffic continues to increase at GSP International

Passengers walk through Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Photo by Will Crooks.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) continues its streak of rising passenger and cargo activity. 

November marked the 14th consecutive month of growing passenger and cargo traffic at the airport, according to a news release. 

The airport’s passenger activity was up 13 percent compared with November 2017, and cargo activity was up nearly 6 percent.

“We are pleased to see these numbers continue to grow,” Dave Edwards, GSP’s president and CEO, said in the release. “In 2018, GSP welcomed a sixth commercial airline, expanded service with existing airline partners and saw airlines use larger aircraft during operations at the airport. That level of activity contributes to the growth GSP is experiencing.”

GSP had 220,191 passengers in November 2018 compared with 194,779 passengers in November 2017. November 2018 also included the start of Frontier Airlines’ twice-weekly service to Tampa, Florida, according to the release.

More than 10.4 million pounds of cargo passed through the airport in November 2018 compared with 9.8 million pounds in November 2017, the release said.

Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District began providing fixed-base operator services, including fuel sales, in 2017. Fuel sales were up nearly 19 percent in November 2018 compared with November 2017.

Opened in 1962, GSP serves more than 2.1 million passengers per year and offers more than 50 nonstop daily flights to 19 cities across the United States.

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