Charleston airport board to name terminal after Hollings

April 20, 2019 - 11:47 am

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Visitors to Charleston International soon will be greeted with a new name on the passenger terminal.

The airport board has voted to name the main building after the late U.S. Sen. Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, who died April 6.

The Post and Courier reports after a half-hour, closed-door session to discuss legal issues related to the proposal, 10 of the 11 members voted Thursday in favor of the measure. Keith Benjamin of the city of Charleston, representing Mayor John Tecklenburg, said the mayor asked him to abstain on his behalf. Tecklenburg spokesman Jack O'Toole said the mayor abstained when it became clear the vote was to rename the terminal only, not the airport.

The board did not want to rebrand the airport, saying the Charleston International name is widely known.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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