GSP growing four times faster than national average as airport posts its 22nd month of passenger growth

Passenger activity at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is increasing at a rate four times faster than the national average according to statistics released by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). For the first seven months of the year, passenger activity increased by 15.7% at GSP. During the same time period, average growth for all U.S. airports increased by just 3.6%.[1]

[1] Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Release BTS 34-19

During July 2019, GSP served 238,307 total passengers; an increase of 16.8% compared to the same month last year.  The increase in July marked 22 consecutive months of passenger activity growth for the airport.  For the first seven months of the year, GSP served 1,466,915 total passengers; an increase of 15.7% over the same period in 2018. 

“Upstate area travelers continue to respond positively to the new flight options added from GSP over the last 12 months.  The ongoing support of local travelers and corporations is critical to our efforts to further enhance air service for our region.  By choosing to fly local, passengers help us demonstrate to airlines that additional opportunities for growth still exist from our hometown airport,” said Dave Edwards, GSP’s president and CEO. 

Cargo activity at GSP increased 8.5% (9.9 million pounds) in July 2019 versus the same month in 2018 (9.1 million pounds).  For the first seven months of the year, GSP’s cargo activity increased 0.2% (67.9 million pounds) compared to 2018 (67.8 million pounds). 

About Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is conveniently located between Greenville and Spartanburg, along I-85. More than 2.4 million passengers per year are served by six major airlines offering 100 total daily flights to 19 destinations and onestop connections to hundreds of cities across the globe. The airport is also a hub for air cargo, including automotive parts and other goods regularly flown to and from Europe and Mexico as well as throughout the United States. Learn more at

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