JetBlue Airways is launching its first coast-to-coast flight, connecting Charleston and Los Angeles.
Travelers will now be able to fly between Charleston International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport in less than six hours.
Gary Edwards, a liaison between Charleston International Airport and Explore Charleston said the flight is “operating in both directions but less than daily until COVID sorts itself.” However, once the pandemic has leveled out, customers can expect the flight to take place on a daily basis.
In an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus during the holiday season, Charleston International Airport is also beginning to offer free COVID-19 tests starting Monday, December 21st. MUSC has partnered with the airport to provide the tests for both travelers and locals.
While the convenience to the airport is ideal for those traveling, officials are recommending travelers get tested at least 48 hours before their flight since the tests do not provide rapid results. Instead, you should expect your test results in 1-2 days.
The testing site will be open from 1:30 to 4:30 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.