See it as improvement.
GSP is one of the most operationally capable and efficient airports of its size.
August 2017 Update
Chick-fil-A and DC-3 Dogs are now open in the Grand Hall. The two restaurants are located immediately after security check point and feature a large seating area for passengers to enjoy their meal.
The airside garden, the first ever sanctioned by the FAA is now reopened. In addition to providing a place for passengers to relax before boarding, bistro seating is also available for passengers to enjoy food purchased from Chick-fil-A, DC-3 and coming soon Wolfgang Puck’s The Kitchen. The garden renovation included new landscape and new hardscape. Statues from the original garden have been reinstalled into the new space.
A new conference center is now open in the terminal. The center can be rented out to the public as a meeting space for the community. A Business Center for travelers hoping to get some work done before boarding a flight, will open soon. The Business Center and the Conference Center are located next to each other on first floor and north end of the terminal.
Restrooms in the Grand Hall and outside of the TSA Security Checkpoint are now open. A first aid room and room for the GSP police department have opened next to the TSA Security Checkpoint as well. The first aid room will be made available to passengers who have a minor injury or aren’t feeling well. The GSP Fire Dept. will be able to provide care and attend to passengers in this room. The police room will not have an officer present at all times, but it will provide a secure and private place when needed.
New to the airport is the Area of Rescue Assistance room. They are located on both Concourse A and B. These fireproof rooms are a safe place for people who are using wheelchairs or have mobility issues to go in case of a fire or emergency because elevators and escalators can not be used. Inside each Area of Rescue room there is a voice box where the person can call to ask for help. GSP First Responders will be able to provide prompt assistance.
August 2017 Update
Crews are hard at work on a space inside the grand hall that will soon become home to Palmetto Distillery, an Anderson based company that will sell its moonshine and merchandise. The store is expected to open later this summer. Wolfgang Puck’s The Kitchen is nearing completion and expected to open soon.
*May/June 2017 Update The new South End (A) elevators, escalators and stairs located on the 2nd level are now operational. Improvements to the third floor gate area will include new airline ticket counters, lighting and floor treatments. These treatments include a combination of tile, laminate, drywall and carpeting for passenger comfort and to navigate from one area of the concourse to another. An array of finishes will also be added including wood treatments to add warmth and a ceiling cloud to assist with acoustics and intuitive way-finding. Also being installed to help passengers navigate throughout the concourses is new directional signage. New electronic flight equipment that will tie into the paging systems is also being added to the gate areas. All of these additions and improvements will aide in our promise to try and always deliver the best customer experience possible for those traveling into and out of GSP International Airport. Check out one of the finished gates in the photograph. Thomas Creek in Concourse A and R.J. Rockers in Concourse B have expanded and created additional seating for customers. The seating area is located directly across from the restaurant with table and chairs.
The space located on the North end of the ticket lobby which once housed the temporary airline ticket counters has been transformed into new Administrative Offices and a new Conference Center. The new parking lot adjacent to this space has been refurbished with a mill and overlay of asphalt. New curbs, gutters and lighting have been installed and look great….
Phase I of the WINSPAN art program was completed in mid- April 2017 when the final piece was installed. Waterfall of Light created by New York artist Dimitar Lukanov is 19 feet tall and weighs 1000 pounds. It now joins the family of art pieces which are strategically placed throughout the airport. Those pieces include; Ode to the Great Carolina Wren and Exotic Bird by Arthur Stern Souvenir of a Mountain Garden by Michael Krondl Thread by Amy Baur and Michael Boldon River Bank and Autumn at Table Rock by Joan Weissman South Carolina Quilt by Evelyn Rosenberg Upcountry Vistas by Melissa Anderson
Enhancements to the facade and exterior of the terminal are completed. Glass windows have taken the place of the original concrete exterior, allowing the terminal interior to be brightened with natural light. Curbside canopies have been constructed along the terminal, giving those people who are in the drop-off and pick-up area shelter from inclement weather. Covered walkways connecting the terminal to the parking garages were also constructed a part of the renovation.
Renovations to the baggage claim area are completed and include retail and concessions, giving travelers who have not passed through security a place to grab a bite to eat or to purchase items for their trip. This area also boasts three new baggage claim carousels to make arriving to GSP even more convenient.
The construction of additional food, retail space and restrooms in Concourses A&B is complete. The concourses welcome two local breweries as they partner with MSE Branded Food to bring Thomas Creek Grill to Concourse A and RJ Rockers Flight Room to Concourse B. We also welcomed Hudson back to our concourses.
Rental Car Customer Center
Construction of the Rental Car Customer Center in Garage A is completed. This one-stop center brings all rental car operations and services under one roof, making it easier and more efficient for travelers. The two-story facility houses five rental car agencies and their offices, and is complete with restrooms as an added convenience for customers.
May/June 2017 Update
For customer convenience there are three T.D. Bank ATM’s available at GSP. One ATM is located near baggage claim. The two remaining ATMs will be located in Concourse A and Concourse B, near the Best Buy vending machines.
Once departing passengers have cleared the new centralized TSA Screening Checkpoint they can then access the appropriate concourse, A or B by turning left/South for (A) or right/North for (B). The new exit lane doors are now operational on the Concourse B side. Arriving passengers will pass through these doors on the second level as they travel to Baggage Claim or to the 1st floor exits.
WINGSPAN is scheduled to take 48 months that will include three primary phases:
PHASE 1: ENABLING WORK
Mechanical and electrical systems overhaul will be completed throughout each phase of the program.
1A: Enabling Projects
- Rental Car Customer Center relocation
- Concourse A & B expansion for restrooms and food, beverage and retail concessions
- Construction of the North Wing for temporary airline facilities
- Utility/infrastructure relocation
1B: Baggage Claim Renovations
- New baggage claim carousels
- Construct canopy on curbside for loading/unloading in front of baggage claim
- Covered walkways to parking garages
- Complete new glass front on the terminal
PHASE 2: BUILDING CORE CONSTRUCTION
- Grand Hall Development including new food, beverage, and retail concessions area
- Renovation of the existing ticketing lobby
- New Customer Service booths
- New Landside Garden
- New baggage screening equipment and facilities
- Security Checkpoint Consolidation & Relocation
- Concourse A and B Renovation
PHASE 3: PROJECT WRAP UP
- Construction of the new Administrative Office for GSP
- Construction of the Conference Center