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12 Dec 2017
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All roads lead to your Charleston beach house.  OK, well, maybe that’s not exactly true, but there are more ways than ever to get here. You can’t be named the top place to visit in the United States for the last umpteen years running, not to mention the top one in the world, without seeing some profound effects. Demand for SC vacation rentals is higher than ever, be they Isle of Palms luxury rentals or a Folly Beach house Charleston.  The Lowcountry has been discovered by the rest of the nation and the world, and of course a Charleston beach house makes the ideal home base for a visit here. Kudos and attention – not to mention increased numbers of visitors -   have a way of spawning improvements to the basic travel infrastructure.  Thus it comes as no surprise that they keep coming down the pike. Many of the folks coming to stay in our rental homes South Carolina, either Isle of Palms vacation rentals or Folly Beach rentals Charleston, arrive here by plane.  And CHS, or Charleston International Airport, last year completed a very successful upgrade and overhaul, to the tune of a couple hundred million dollars’ worth.  

Keep an eye peeled for the new art mural if you’re flying in to a Charleston beach house

On the one-year anniversary of the project’s completion, the airport unveiled a lovely outdoor art mural.  It measures 6 feet x 34 feet and celebrates the achievements of the famous French botanist Andre Michaux.  The airport sits on the spot where Michaux’s French Botanic Garden stood centuries ago. The mural was painted by the artist Karl Beckwith Smith.  It’s located in front of the main terminal, where you approach the parking garages. Read more about it, and other news about Boeing and the snazzy new 787-10 Dreamliner (the “Dash-10”), built only in Charleston, here. Click here for more about the mural from the airport’s website.

Good news if you're flying to a Charleston beach house

Good news if you're flying to a Charleston beach house

New flights to reach your Charleston beach house

Several new airlines have decided to service Charleston, such as JetBlue, Southwest and Alaska.  Quite significantly, the latter offered the first nonstop, coast-to-coast flights to Charleston International. Of course, each time a new airline comes to Charleston, we all get more options of routes to fly here, more competition, and lower airfares. More and more, existing airlines add flights to and from Charleston, and that’s happened yet again. Officials recently announced that the largest airline in the world, American Airlines, will be adding flights to and from Charleston. Starting May 4th and lasting through November 2nd, American will offer twice-daily service to Chicago O’Hare.  American is building five new gates at O’Hare, the first new ones to be built there in over two decades.

New American flights to and from Chicago

Charleston to Chicago O'Hare

Depart: 12:05 p.m. and 1:34 p.m.; Arrive: 1:39 p.m. and 5:10 p.m.

Chicago to Charleston

Depart: 8:15 a.m. and 11:50 a.m.; Arrive: 11:32 a.m. and 1:09 p.m.

  In addition, beginning on May 11th, Frontier Airlines will be offering Monday and Friday flights to O’Hare.  You can read more about it here. Consequently, soon you’ll have even more options for getting to and from our luxury beach house rentals SC. If you are interested in booking one of our beach house rentals Charleston SC, namely a luxury house on Isle of Palms, call EP as far ahead as possible for the best selection.   We’ll try our best to place you in the perfect Charleston beach house. All best, Lowcountry Lisa your Isle of Palms vacation blogger