CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County aviation officials say Southwest Airlines will start Saturday service between Charleston International Airport and Denver International Airport this coming summer.
According to officials, the weekly nonstop flights begin on June 11, 2016.
"Southwest has again demonstrated confidence in the Charleston market by adding Denver. It is exciting to be able to offer new destinations for Charleston-area travelers and to see growth from the incumbent carriers." said Billy Swails, chairman of the Charleston County Aviation Authority (CCAA), which owns and operates CHS and two general aviation airports.
Officials released the following information on the flights:
Southwest, which began operating at Charleston International in March 2011, currently serves Baltimore-Washington (BWI), Chicago Midway (MDW), Dallas Love Field (DAL), Houston (HOU), and Nashville (BNA) with daily service.
"We're very excited to see the Charleston to Denver connections open up. We enjoy the service Southwest Airlines brings to Charleston and this new destination fits in nicely here," said Paul G. Campbell Jr., CCAA executive director and CEO.
Southwest continues to further define it partnership with the hospitality industry, said Dan Blumenstock, chairman of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
"Denver is a Southwest Airlines focus city that opens a new path of connections to and from several west coast cities that are an important part of its growing western network," he said.
Southwest's CHS to DEN schedule beginning June 11, 2016 will be: