Coming soon: Another touch of the Upstate at GSP!

As part of the WINGSPAN’s $125 million renovation program, GSP is adding another touch of the Upstate, Palmetto Distillery. Set to open this summer, Palmetto Distillery was founded by two brothers and entrepreneurs from Anderson, South Carolina. Born and raised in the South, Trey and Brian Boggs were inspired by their own heritage, which in turn inspired them to create Palmetto Distillery, South Carolina’s first legal moonshine distillery.

Their mission is to honor the heritage of South Carolina’s liquor production by creating a whiskey of unparalleled taste and quality. On the website, the brothers say, “We take pride in creating products that showcase the colorful history of the Palmetto State and the deep connection our brands have to South Carolina.”

GSP has a deep connection to its South Carolina home, so this couldn’t be a more perfect fit! Going to visit an out-of-town friend? Bring them a little taste of the South!

Until next time,

The Terminal


Update on restaurants

WINGSPAN renovations will soon come to an end and we are getting excited for the new delicious food options included in the renovations. You may have noticed that some restaurants have been serving our travelers for some time now, and they each have something special about them. We’ve compiled a list of food options currently open and set to open after WINGSPAN renovations are complete.

Currently open:

Dunkin’ Donuts

Located in baggage claim and the Grand Hall, DD has more than 3,100 stores in 30 countries outside of the U.S., and has been serving customers internationally for over 40 years. In 1948, William Rosenberg and Stephen So opened their first restaurant, Open Kettle, in Quincy, Massachusetts before renaming it Dunkin’ Donuts in 1950. It is an American global doughnut company and coffeehouse chain now based in Canton, Massachusetts.

Thomas Creek Grill

A Greenville-founded brewery, Thomas Creek became the name of one of the first restaurants to open during WINGSPAN in 2015. The restaurant is located in Concourse A, facing Greenville, its hometown’s side of the airport. Some menu items pay homage to the South and boy are they yummy! Flying through GSP in the morning? They serve a mean breakfast as well!


RJ Rockers Flight Room

Just like the City of Spartanburg, RJ Rockers Flight Room is located on the north end of the airport, in Concourse B.  A Spartanburg-founded brewery, RJ Rockers will quench your thirst with one of their tasty brews and pair it with an appetizer!

Flatwood Grill

This Grill was established in honor of the Flatwood community, a small town where GSP now resides. The inside walls of the restaurant are lined with pictures of residents of the Flatwood community including the baseball team, the Flatwood Peaches. With breakfast served all day and a range of American fare, Flatwood Grill is sure to become a traveler favorite!


Hudson is not necessarily a restaurant, but you can still grab a tasty snack along with a good read, or a comfy pillow at one of the four locations in the airport.

Coming soon:

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck

Puck’s concepts are known to use quality, local ingredients, inventive techniques and approachability. Located in GSP’s Grand Hall, The Kitchen will feature a full-service restaurant, bar and to-go counter.


Known as Washington DC’s all-American hot dog joint, DC-3 is coming to GSP in the Grand Hall between concourses A and B. Not only do they sell out of world hotdogs, but also breakfast menu items that include a breakfast croissant, a breakfast dog and more.


Need we say more? This Southern, and now nationwide chain, has had people “Eat Mor Chikin” since 1946 and now has more than 2,000 restaurants in the United States, and one in Canada.  And they’ll soon have one at GSP!

Needless to say, we are beyond excited for these new restaurants set to open this summer and are already in love with the ones operating today. What’s your favorite restaurant at GSP?

Until next time,

The Terminal


American Airlines adds three flights at GSP!

One of WINGSPAN’S core goals is to increase capacity and efficiency for GSP customers. With WINGSPAN renovations coming to an end soon, we are already starting to see an increase in capacity with the addition of three American Airline flights between Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Beginning July 5, the airline will depart GSP for non-stop service to Chicago at 8:10 a.m., 10:05 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Currently, United Airlines provides six non-stop flights from GSP to O’Hare at various times and days. The added routes to Chicago brings the number of daily departures from GSP to around 50.

“It opens up the rest of the American network to Upstate travelers,” said Rosylin Westin, Vice President of Communications relations at GSP. “It will give them the opportunity to connect with international flights like London-Heathrow and Madrid, as well as flights in the continental United States. People talk about growth and think it only means the airport is growing if there is an announcement of a new airline coming in,” Westin said. “But that growth can also mean an existing airline beefing up its current service.”

We are excited about this airline expansion and future growth at GSP!



Meet the Artists: Amy Baur and Brian Boldon

Getting through the TSA screening process can sometimes be stressful.  You have shoes to unlace, laptops to pull out of their cases and pockets to check. So when GSP looked at areas to place new artwork, two locations were chosen by our security checkpoint to improve customer experience.

One of those pieces was created by Amy Baur and Brian Boldon from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Amy and Brian created a beautiful frit-glaze image fired on Tempered glass dubbed “Thread.”


This 30-foot-long and 8-foot-high art piece has layers, small details and slow-to-find gems. “Thread” represents Greenville’s textile history intertwined with images of what Greenville has become. To learn more about this piece and the idea behind it, visit http://www.inplainsightart.com/#/gsp-airport-01/.

Until next time,

The Terminal


Construction Update: New Administrative Offices


As WINGSPAN is in its last phase of construction, we are happy to announce that our administrative team has officially moved into their new offices! The newly constructed offices are located on the north side of the terminal on the second floor. GSP Airport District’s Administrative Department will call this new space home, and will be located closer to the passengers they work to provide great service every day. The new offices will house a boardroom, additional meeting space and several office spaces.

The wood trim in the new space and hardwood floor in one of new offices, boardroom and meeting space come from oak trees planted on GSP’s property since its inception. These oak trees will now live on forever inside GSP as a friendly reminder to all of GSP’s employees of the airport’s roots…pun intended.

Until next time,

The Terminal

TSA Checkpoint

WINGSPAN in 2016


As we start the New Year, we hope everyone has had a wonderful and thriving 2016, and we’d like to take the time to reflect on what WINGSPAN has accomplished and what the future ahead may look like.

We’d like to start by thanking everyone from the workforces bringing WINGSPAN to life to our travelers who flew during our many phases of construction. Since 2012,WINGPSAN has been in motion to improve various aspects of the airport and much has happened in the past four years. Today, we’d like to highlight our biggest accomplishments in 2016:

PHASE 1: Enabling Work and Baggage Claim Renovations

Enabling Projects Include:

  • Rental Car Customer Center relocation
  • Concourse A & B expansion of restrooms and food, beverage and retail concessions
  • Construction of the North Wing for temporary airline facilities
  • Utility and infrastructure relocation

Baggage Claims Renovations Include:

  • New baggage claim carousels
  • Construct canopy on curbside for loading and unloading in front baggage claim
  • Covered walkways to parking garages
  • New glass front on terminal

PHASE 2: Building Core Construction

Enhance interior area with state-of-the-art equipment and amenities.

  • 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 and relocation
  • Concourse A and B renovation

This list could go on and on, for example, we have had multiple artist installations in 2016. In 2017, we hope to see Phase three of WINGPSAN completed:

PHASE 3: Project Wrap-Up

Complete administrative updates for final phase of improvements.

  • Construction of the new Administrative Office for Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
  • Construction of the Conference Center

We are so proud of our accomplishments and are excited for what is in store in 2017! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and has a good start to your year.

Until next year,

The Terminal

GSP Economic Impact

After four years and three phases of construction, we’ve touched base on what WINGSPAN embodies. From sustainable practices to new additions, have you ever thought about the economic impact GSP has on the community? Check out the video below to learn more about GSP’s impact and more. Sneak peek: Did you know… GSP supports 8,577 jobs locally?


Until next time,

The Terminal

Wingspan Update: New ATMs

To improve and become one of the most operationally capable and efficient airports of its size, GSP will add three TD Bank ATM’s for our traveler’s convenience.

One ATM will be located near baggage claim and the two remaining ATMs will be in Concourse A and B, near the Best Buy vending machines.

Once departing passengers have cleared the new centralized TSA Screening Checkpoint, they may access the appropriate concourse, A or B by turning left/South for Concourse A or right/North for Concourse B.

Our goal in adding in the new ATM machines is to improve the experience of our GSP family.


See you on Friday,

The Terminal


To our GSP Family — Thank you

For the past four years, GSP visitors have witnessed the second and most substantial wave of renovations in GSP’s history — WINGSPAN. Once completed, by the end of 2016, GSP International Airport will be positioned to accommodate up to 4 million passengers per year more than twice the 1,904,602 passengers that used GSP in 2015.  Not only will GSP be able to accommodate more travelers, it will also be much more efficient and will have incorporated additional safety processes all done with the passenger experience in mind. Throughout the renovation process we have made every effort to use smart resources and solutions designed to result in long-term sustainability. Examples of those efforts include the installation of Solar Water Heaters, a Rainwater Harvesting System and a Day Lighting System just to name a few. GSP always strives to be a good steward of the environment.

Our GSP Family has remained patient with us throughout this process and for that we say a heartfelt…THANK-YOU!  Please continue to provide us with your valuable feedback.

To take a look at what we’ve been working towards, check out the short video below!

We would also like to thank our key partners for making GSP’s dream a reality and more. To learn more about our key partners, visit the WINGSPAN website.



Until next time!

-The Terminal


Wingspan Update: New carpet at GSP!

As part of the WINGSPAN renovations, GSP will be replacing all of the carpet in the airport. While we’re excited to have fresh, new carpet, we’re a little sad to say goodbye to the colorful designs of the old carpet.

But not as sad as they were in Portland. Portland International Airport’s old carpet has a fan base and people were outraged when it was pulled up and replaced last year. But it lives on in recycled goods and in the hearts of many Portlanders. The hipster carpet is so popular, that it even has its own social media accounts.

The PDX carpet’s design has appeared on socks, sneakers, leggings, mugs, water bottles, neck ties, bike jerseys, beer-can holders and yes, even as tattoos.


So, in honor of GSP’s carpet change we would like to highlight our own departing carpet. On the left side of the collage you will see the original carpet and on the right side you will see our newly installed carpet.


Now, who’s ready to get matching carpet tattoos?

Until next time,

The Terminal