The Rock Hill-York County Airport saw a boom in extra business during the Democratic National Convention.
Airport administrator Eric Ramsdell telling WRHI Wednesday that was partly due to the sheer amount of additional air traffic — but also in part due to restrictions put in place by the Transportation Security Administration that required flights to stop at gateway airports before flying into Charlotte-Douglas.:
Ramsdell said the regional airport brought in 2.5 to three times its normal business during the convention.
Those figures are not only based in fuel sales but hotel availability.:
And for some of the 35,000 delegates, dignitaries, security personnel and media that flew into the airport, many saw a facility that looked brand news. Ramsdell says that is credited to improvements that were completed just in the nick of time.:
The Rock Hill-York County Airport opened for business in January, 1960 and serves as a reliever airport for Charlotte-Douglas International.