HELLO, PALMETTO STATE!  We’re Southwest Airlines—and we’re coming to serve you beginning on March 13, 2011!  We’ll begin operations at our 70th and 71st airports, Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) and Charleston (CHS), with seven weekday departures from each airport.  At GSP, we’ll be flying  one nonstop roundtrip to Nashville, two to Baltimore/Washington, one to Houston Hobby, one to Orlando, and two to Chicago Midway.  At CHS, we’re starting with one roundtrip to Nashville, three to Baltimore/Washington, two to Chicago Midway, and one to Houston.  Including  direct and connecting service, We’re going to be offering  service between Charleston and 65 Southwest cities, and between Greenville/Spartanburg and 68 SWA airports!

We’re positive our two newest destinations are going to be a big hit.  If you’re going to S.C., it’s got a GREAT business environment.  The scenery is amazing, from the beaches of the Low Country to the Piedmont hills Upstate.  Food?  Unique and fantastic.  Famous Carolina Barbeque and Low Country seafood will keep you coming back for more.  And what are the folks in South Carolina going to LUV about Southwest Airlines?  LOTS.  Full-sized jets—and only full-sized jets  (Boeing all the way, friends!).  Low fares and great value (three words: BAGS FLY FREE!).  And, most of all, they’re going to LUV the People of Southwest Airlines—with smiles as big as Texas.

You’ll find all of our schedules, as well as some AWESOME introductory fares, available at  One new Southwest state, and two new Southwest airports.   Both Greenville/Spartanburg and Charleston will be great additions to our network.  But no matter which one you’re going to use, come fly Southwest in the Southeast.  Welcome to the Southwest Family, South Carolina!

For more info, check out our video.



  1. Love your airline. We live in Manning,SC and just had to drive up to RDU to take a flight to Boston (Connecting to British Air) Charleston will save us abi=out a 3 hour drive to fly SW. Just watched your TV ad’s about no FEE for changes (Great) However on our return trip from Boston we arrived early for our flight back to RDU via Phila. We arrived at the gate just as an earlier flight from Boston to Phila was boarding . I inquired about space on the earlier flight and was told there was plenty of room. However the agent said he would have to charge us a “CHANGE FEE”. We declined and waited about 2-3 hours for our scheduled flight to Phila. I am confused? Was the gate agent mis-informed on your policies or what?? PS Our flight to Heathrow on BA was a comedy of errors they need to have somebody from SOUTHWEST tell them how to run an AIRLINE. Glad your now serving The Palmetto State. Welcome aboard. Norm

  2. Please ADD Columbia South Carolina. It makes no sense to fly over South Carolina’s capital.