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GSP sees growth in passenger numbers, cargo traffic

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Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport reports an 8.1% increase in passengers in March 2018 compared to March 2017.

GSP had 179,897 passengers in March compared to 166,453 in March 2017. Airports Council International-World said GSP’s passenger traffic numbers are higher than the national average by 3.3%, according to a news release.

“The growth that GSP is experiencing is the result of the convenience that people find in traveling to and from our airport,” said Dave Edwards, GSP president and CEO, in the release. “It highlights the trust that passengers and the business community have in us. We appreciate these relationships and are constantly working to exceed our customers’ needs and expectations.” 

GSP’s cargo numbers were up nearly 42% in March. More than 11.3 million tons of cargo came through GSP that month compared to more than 7.9 million tons in March 2017, the release said.

“We are excited to see our cargo traffic numbers climb,” Edwards said. “Cargo growth supports the Upstate’s economy and contributes to the region not only being one of the top places in the country for manufacturing but a key location for international business.” 

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May 15, 2018

“The growth that GSP is experiencing is the result of the convenience that people find in traveling to and from our airport,” LOL, nice try Dave. Can't tell you how many times I've been stuck in CLT or ATL waiting for a flight to GSP. Had to pick up my wife from CLT on Sunday because the 1 flight going to GSP was canceled. It's still way more convenient to drive to ATL or CLT than sit in an airport for 3-4 hours longer just to get a flight to GSP. The growth GSP experienced is a result of the population growth of the area. That along with the general increase in air travel explains all of the increase.