Air transport options are significant and plentiful in the Spartanburg area - from first class operations like the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), to reasonably accessible major airports in Charlotte or Atlanta.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) - convenient location, easy parking, low fares, direct flights - is located near Greer, South Carolina, midway between Spartanburg and Greenville, the major cities of the Upstate region.
Over fifty years ago, the seeds were planted for what is known today as Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport – Roger Milliken Field. Since that first flight which took place in 1962, GSP has earned a reputation of safety and has grown into one of the finest airports in the country.
The GSP terminal building has in excess of 226,000 square feet of space, third level jet bridge boarding and thirteen departure gates.
Two Federal Inspection Stations (FIS) consisting of Customs, Immigrations and Agriculture are located at GSP. The first FIS facility located under the south concourse is designed to handle 250 international passengers per hour. The second FIS location on the north cargo ramp is designed to handle cargo and corporate aircraft that require international clearance.
The latest runway extension, completed in June of 1999 extended the runway to 11,001 feet making it possible for GSP to accommodate any aircraft in operation today.
The north end of the airport is home to a 120,000 square foot FedEx facility. This facility, completed in the late summer of 2001 provides FedEx with the capability to sort up to 3000 packages per hour. Prior to the completion of this new facility, FedEx was only capable of sorting 1,000 packages per hour.
More than 1.9 million passengers per year are served by 5 major airlines offering 49 non-stop average daily departures to 14 major cities and 18 airports across the US. A connection in one of those 14 cities makes access to the world easy from GSP International.
The airport is located approximately 15.6 miles (15 min) from the intersection of I-26 and I-85 in Spartanburg County.
Cargo & Package service
- FedEx - http://www.fedex.com/us/
- DHL - https://www.logistics.dhl/us-en/home.html
- UPS - https://www.ups.com/
- US Postal Service - https://www.usps.com/
- Senator International
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
Located near the border of North and South Carolina and less than a 90-minute drive away, Charlotte Douglas International Airport averages 534 daily departures and more than 25 million passengers annually. The airport is ranked among the nation's top airports and serves commercial, cargo, corporate, private, military and trucking operations.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Located approximately 181 miles (2 h 51 min) from the intersection of I-26 and I-85 in Spartanburg County, is Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Known locally as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield, or Hartsfield–Jackson, it is an international airport located seven miles south of the central business district of Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia.
Other Regional and Local Airports
Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport - Spartanburg, SC
The Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport is a general aviation airport located in the city of Spartanburg, South Carolina. The airport is 3 miles from downtown Spartanburg which makes it popular for private and corporate aircraft.
The airport is located approximately 8 miles (12 min) from intersection of I-26 and I-85 in Spartanburg County.
Asheville Regional Airport - Asheville, NC
With frequent daily flights to major hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago), year-round service to New York (Newark) and seasonal service to New York (LaGuardia), as well as non-stop service to four Florida destinations (Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Punta Gorda, St. Pete-Clearwater) and the Washington, D.C. area (Baltimore) – Asheville Regional Airport is rated one of the best connected regional airports in America. Served by Allegiant, American, Delta and United, Asheville Regional Airport is an easy and welcoming gateway to and from Western North Carolina.
The airport is located approximately 51.1 miles (48 min) from the the intersection of I-26 and I-85 in Spartanburg County.
Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) - Columbia, SC
Columbia Metropolitan Airport is the main commercial airport for Columbia and the Midlands region of South Carolina. The airport is five miles southwest of Columbia, in Lexington County. The airport is a regional cargo hub for UPS Airlines.
The airport is located approximately 98 miles (1 h 23 min) from the intersection of I-26 and I-85 in Spartanburg County.