In wake of Southwest's arrival, Charleston Airport sees a 30% increase

Image by Flickr user nickhall Easy times at the Charleston airport.

This May, 252,543 people flowed through the Charleston International Airport — that's 32% more than in May 2010.

Between Boeing's growth and Southwest Airlines's arrival in March, the number hardly surprises.

The Post and Courier has a full rundown on the number; read that here.

The increase is good news, particularly as the airport is looking to expand its capacity for the first time in a couple of decades and build out parking.

And with AirTran due to be fully rolled into Southwest by 2012, there will soon be more discount connections to Charleston. Things are certainly looking up for Charleston.

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