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Charleston Air Force Base-International Airport Code CHS

Airport Codes


Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 32°53'54"N / -80°-2'-25"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: KCHS
Observation Time: 04/03/2021 8:17 am

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About Charleston Air Force Base-International Airport Code

Charleston International Airport code is CHS. This three-letter IATA code has been derived from Charleston city that the airport serves primarily. Its elevation above sea level is 14 meter. 

About Charleston International Airport (CHS)

Nestled in the heart of North Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston International Airport (CHS) is a joint-military airport operated by Charleston County. The airport in the year 2019 served nearly 5 million passengers from all over the globe and has ever since emerged as the busiest airport in South Carolina. Home to the 787 Dreamliner, this is unarguably South Carolina’s largest Boeing facility. 

The foundation of Charleston International Airport (CHS) was first laid in 1928 by the Charleston Airport Corporation. This next-gen facility is used by Charleston Air Force Bases as well and, thus, the combined area of the airport covers over 2000 acres in total. It has two next-gen runways flanked by four general areas: the military area to the west, the airline terminal to the south, the general aviation area to the east, and the Boeing assembly area to the south.

Charleston International Airport (CHS) Runways

Charleston International Airport (CHS) is serviced by two state-of-the-art runways: 

03/21 2,134m concrete

15/33 2,744m concrete 

These two runways handle 91,812 aircraft operations annually. 

Charleston International Airport (CHS) Terminal

The terminal of the airport has undergone a makeover lately after more than 30 years. It was designed by Howard Needles, Tammen Bergendoff, Davis & Floyd, Inc., and Lucas & Stubbs.

Departures and Arrivals are on the same floor. 

Nearest Airports to Charleston International Airport (CHS)

Myrtle Beach International Airport 94 miles 

Charlotte Douglas International Airport 209 miles 

Jacksonville International Airport 230 miles 

Major Airlines Operating from Charleston International Airport (CHS)

Alaska Airlines 

Allegiant Air 

American Airlines 

American Eagle

Delta Air Lines 

Delta Connection

Frontier Airlines 


Silver Airways

Southwest Airlines 

United Airlines 

United Express

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
03-21 7,004 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes
15-33 9,001 ft 200 ft Concrete Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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