May 11 2010
Meghan Hughes (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after Southwest Airlines announced they plan to offer service to Charleston and Greenville starting in 2011.
“I have personally met with and been in communication with Southwest Airlines for some time making sure they were aware of our interest. And I was very pleased when I got the call this morning from Southwest CEO Gary Kelly about the news.
“Southwest Airlines beginning service to South Carolina is good news for our state, our economy, and the traveling public. We look forward to welcoming Southwest Airlines to the home of Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places.”