Passengers and flights are returning to Charleston International in droves, and airport officials expect a new travel record to be set by mid-summer.
“We are scheduled to have July as the greatest month of this airport,” Elliott Summey, CEO of Charleston County Aviation Authority, said of the expected number of people traveling by air.
The remark came after the state’s busiest airport reported its May passenger count at nearly 88 percent of the pre-COVID-19 level.
Last month, nearly 410,000 people traveled through the airport on arrivals and departures. That’s up 700 percent from last year, when just over