Passenger, cargo activity reach new heights at GSP

GREER, S.C.—Passenger and cargo activity continues to rise at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). Both categories had double-digit increases during September 2018 when compared to September 2017.


Passenger activity at GSP was up 10.8 percent in September with 194,298 passengers. It marked 12 consecutive months of increased traffic and the best September in the history of the airport.

“September was definitely a special month for GSP,” said Dave Edwards, GSP’s president and CEO. “We welcomed our sixth airline for passengers and we supported the World Equestrian Games. Those events definitely highlighted how we are growing and able to meet demand.”

Frontier Airlines began serving the Upstate from GSP in September with bi-weekly flights to Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS) and Orlando (MCO). Frontier service to Tampa (TPA) starts Nov. 16. 

WEGHorsesDay1__2_2_2.jpgCargo activity also increased by 13.1 percent compared to September 2017. More than 9.3 million pounds of freight passed through GSP. The increase was fueled by the airport’s support of the World Equestrian Games in Mill Spring, N.C., which brought more than 550 horses from around the world through GSP.  Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District’s Cerulean Aviation assisted with unloading and loading these precious horses in what has become the largest commercial airlift of horses in history.   

About Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is conveniently located between Greenville and Spartanburg, along I-85. More than 2.2 million passengers per year are served by six major airlines offering 100 total daily flights to 19 destinations and one-stop connections to dozens of cities across the globe. The airport is also a hub for air cargo, including goods and parts regularly flown to and from Europe and Mexico. Learn more atgspairport.com.