Greenville-Spartanburg unveils potential roadmap for development
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) has released an updated Terminal Area Study that it says provides a roadmap for the future development of the terminal, roadways and parking facilities.
According to the South Carolina gateway, the study confirms that GSP can accommodate future passenger growth and provides details on how and when GSP should start planning facility improvements.
Over the past 10 years, passenger activity at GSP has increased 109%. If this rate of growth continues over the next 10 to 20 years, significant improvements will be needed to ensure GSP continues to offer best-in-class customer service and efficient operations.
In response to expected rise in demand, GSP reveals that over the next 20 years it could add up to 12 additional boarding gates, a new dedicated international arrivals area to replace the existing facility and a new 1,500 space parking garage with a consolidated rental car facility.
Other potential improvements include expanded roadways, a new baggage claim area, a revamped terminal kerb front and more spacious passenger waiting areas.
“It is important that we continue to plan for growth at GSP,” says Dave Edwards, president and CEO of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District.
“We are dedicated to improving facilities in advance of demand, so that we continue to capitalise on opportunities as they are presented, to enhance the economic prosperity of the region. This plan allows us to look into the future and confidently plan for tomorrow.”