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Several airlines offer regularly scheduled service to Charleston.

Airlines and Airports

Airline and Airport Links.com. You'll find links to many of the world's airlines and airports here. www.airlineandairportlinks.com.

Airline-Security Issues

Transportation Security Administration. Check in for answers to almost every question that might come up, particularly regarding security issues. 866/289–9673. www.tsa.gov.

Airports

Charleston International Airport is about 12 miles west of downtown. Charleston Executive Airport on John's Island is used by private (noncommercial) aircraft, as is Mount Pleasant Regional Airport.

Airport Information

Charleston Executive Airport (2742 Fort Trenholm Rd., Johns Island, SC, 29455. 843/559–2401. n/a.)

Charleston International Airport (5500 International Blvd., North Charleston, SC, 29418. 843/767–7000. www.chs-airport.com.)

Mt. Pleasant Regional Airport (700 Faison Rd., Mount Pleasant, SC, 29466. 843/884–8837. www.mountpleasantairport.com.)

Ground Transportation

Several cab companies serve the airport. Green Taxi, with new hybrid vehicles and a minivan, charges between $20 and $35 for an airport run. The basic taxis, like Yellow Cab, average about $25. Charleston International Airport Ground Transportation arranges shuttles, which cost $12 per person to downtown. You can be picked up by the same service when returning to the airport by making advance reservations with the driver. If you want to add a little excitement to your life, call Star Limousine Service. They have the largest and most varied fleet in town. Choose from many vehicles, including a stretch limo or a vintage Rolls-Royce. YCC Charters has London-style cars that can seat five and can accommodate passengers in wheelchairs. The cars are available by reservation only.

Airport Transfers

Charleston Downtown Limo (209 Meeting St., Historic District, Charleston, SC, 29401. 843/723–1111. charlestondowntownlimo.com.)

Charleston International Airport Ground Transportation (5500 International Blvd., North Charleston, SC, 29418. 843/767–7026. www.chs-airport.com/Transportation-and-Parking/Subpage-1.aspx.)

Star Limousine Service (1934 Summerville La., North Charleston, SC, 29405. 843/745–6279 or 877/460–5166. www.astarlimo.com.)

YCC Charters (7281 Cross County Rd., North Charleston, SC, 29418. 843/216–2627.)

Flights

Charleston International Airport is served by American Eagle (American Airlines), Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United Express, and US Airways.

Airlines

American Airlines (800/433–7300. www.aa.com.)

Delta Airlines (800/221–1212 for U.S. reservations; 800/241–4141 for international reservations. www.delta.com.)

JetBlue (800/538–2583. www.jetblue.com.)

Southwest Airlines (800/435–9792. www.southwest.com.)

United Airlines (800/864–8331 for U.S. reservations; 800/538–2929 for international reservations. www.united.com.)

US Airways (800/221–1212. www.usairways.com.)

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