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Charleston is a hub of romance, a hub of history, a hub of culture—and, more and more, a hub for direct flights from around the US.

From the East Coast, to the West Coast, to the Midwest, to other cities here in the South, getting to Charleston without a pesky layover is easier than ever. Below are the latest direct flights to our fair city from around the US.

Post last updated March 2020. 

Newest Direct Flights to Charleston, SC

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Now our West Coast friends can get to us via direct, daily flights out of Seattle on Alaska Airlines. Previously, Alaskan operated direct flights from Seattle to Charleston just four days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday). But now you can pick any day you like!

When Flights Start: March 18, 2020

Airline: Alaska

Frequency: Daily

Harsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Just in time for summer 2020, Southwest Airlines will begin offering a quick, direct flight to Charleston from Atlanta.

When Flights Start: June 7, 2020

Airline: Southwest

Frequency: Daily

Kansas City International Airport (MCI)

Trade BBQ for shrimp and grits and make your way to Charleston via Kansas City International Airport. Also operated by Southwest, this direct flight is a convenient way to get to us!

When it starts: June 7, 2020

Airline: Southwest

Frequency: Daily

Southwest Flights to Charleston

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Southwest Airlines is consistently rated a customer favorite, thanks to its traveler-friendly policies. They don’t charge a fee for flight changes (you just pay the fare difference, whereas most airlines charge $200), allow for two checked bags, and are reasonably priced to boot.

Southwest operates 10 daily flights, 14 Saturday flights and 16 Sunday flights out of Charleston, including its two newest cities: Kansas City and Atlanta.

Current direct flights to Charleston on Southwest:

Atlanta* – Harsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) (*Starting in June 2020)
Baltimore — Baltimore Washington International (BWI)
Chicago — Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
Dallas* — Dallas Love Field (DAL) (*Seasonal)
Denver* — Denver International Airport (DEN) (*Seasonal)
Houston — Houston Hobby (HOU)
Kansas City* — Kansas City International Airport (MCI) (*Starting in June 2020)
Nashville — Nashville International Airport (BNA)
St. Louis* — St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) (*Seasonal)

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Where to Stay Near Charleston, SC

Looking for a place to stay when your plane touches down? Our vacation rentals on Kiawah Island are less than an hour’s drive from Charleston, yet feel a world apart. Step into a world of wide, empty beaches, plentiful wildlife, and a relaxed pace. We hope to see you soon!

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