Southwest Airlines lands in Charleston on March 13, 2011!
Starting March 13, 2011, Charleston will have 7 direct flights daily coming from 4 key feeder destinations:
- 3 daily flights from Baltimore, MD (Washington D.C. area)
- 2 daily flights from Chicago, IL
- 1 daily flight from Houston, TX
- 1 daily flight from Nashville, TN
Those are direct flights. So, if you think about connections via those cities, it really opens it up to 60+ new destinations flying into Charleston, SC, at lower fares than travelers to this beautiful seaside city have been able to secure in the past.
ResortQuest offers fully equipped 1- to 11-bedroom villas, cottages and private homes on the classic seaside beachfront communities of Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island & Wild Dunes.
Charleston was recently named the #2 Top American Destination for the 18th consecutive year, by Conde Nast Traveler. It trailed only San Francisco, California, making historic Charleston the #1 Top American Destination on the East Coast! It is truly exciting to have much better and lower-cost airline access to this historic city becoming readily available.
Charleston has had historically high airline rates, even causing some visitors to fly in and out of other cities nearby. Other discount airlines have come to the area over the last decades but have not stayed. Southwest is by far the largest discounter to come here. Southwest has never pulled out of a destination since they started business in 1971, so Charlestonians are confident they are truly going to be serving the Lowcountry for a long time and will be here to stay.
More exciting news is that Southwest has no bag fees! (see Southwest.com for details.) A delight for anyone golfing in Charleston — no more need to FedEx (at significant expense) your bag and clubs to yourself. Shopping in Charleston? No worries! Thoroughly enjoy Charleston's King Street and Market shops, and bring home "the goods" for no extra fees. Sweet.
Charlestonians love their genteel, pastel-painted South Carolina port city. And, they love to share her with visiting guests. Especially since they have everything they need right in their own "homeport." The Charlestonian question is, "Why would I ever travel, my dear? I'm already here." Just ask any gracious native to share their fondness for both the city and its heritage.
The brick streets of this charming town are lit by cast-iron street lamps. Historic Charleston is perched like a jewel on a small finger of peninsular land between the softly flowing Cooper and Ashley Rivers. Its seven square miles of skyline have hardly changed in more than a century, and city ordinances rule that no new building may be higher than the steeple of St. Michael's Church, built in 1761.
Fly on down on Southwest Airlines and see for yourself!