There are many ways to get to your Charleston beach house.  As I blogged about last time, gas prices near SC vacation rentals are the lowest in the entire country, so driving is a good option.

So is flying into Charleston International Airport, also known as CHS.   The airport, the largest in South Carolina, is coming off the heels of a massive $200 million renovation and expansion.  The project took four years from start to finish.

Flying to your Charleston beach house, whether it’s a Folly Beach house Charleston or one of our Isle of Palms vacation rentals, is now more pleasant than ever.

Improvements included the following:

  • New rental car pavilion;
  • Consolidated and improved security checkpoint;
  • The addition of a third baggage carousel;
  • New central energy plant;
  • An expansion from 10 to 15 airline gates;
  • New atrium with giant light-filled dome;
  • New boarding bridges;
  • Updated baggage carousels;
  • New baggage handling system;
  • New shopping and dining venues, many with local roots (like Caviar & Bananas);
  • Two-story windows in the front and back to let natural light flood in;
  • New materials like sleek light-colored tile.

An award-winning way to get (jet) to your Charleston beach house…

Recently, the airport renovation received an award from its peers.  It won the best Commercial Service Airport – Architectural Project, bestowed by the American Association of Airport Executives, Southeast Chapter.

Paul Campbell, executive director and CEO of Charleston County Aviation Authority, had this to say:  “This award is a testament to the hundreds of people who worked on what is a total transformation of Charleston International Airport, from the architects and designers to the construction crews to the Aviation Authority staff that oversaw the day-to-day planning and progress.”

Speaking of which, here’s whom to thank…

Architect:  Fentress Architects of Colorado,  

Project Manager:  Mead & Hunt

Builder: Austin Commercial LP of Dallas and local partner Hitt Contracting Inc. 

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Work will begin in the fall on a second parking deck as well as road realignment to streamline arrival and departure traffic.

Here’s more on the story:

So when you’re headed to stay in a Charleston beach house by Exclusive Properties, enjoy the new and improved CHS.  It’s the perfect gateway to our luxury beach house rentals SC, be it one of our Isle of Palms luxury rentals or Folly Beach rentals Charleston.

Here’s the official website for the Charleston airport, where you can access all the airlines that fly in and out of it:

And remember, when you are looking for rental homes South Carolina, namely beach house rentals Charleston SC, to contact EP.  It would be our pleasure to put you in the perfect luxury house on Isle of Palms.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger