Monday, January 09, 2012

Press Release - Air Traffic is Up at the Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU), Greenville, South Carolina

For Immediate Release
Air Traffic is Up at the Greenville Downtown Airport

“In 2011, air traffic at the Greenville Downtown Airport rose 6% over year ending 2010!",  according to Joe Frasher, Airport Director at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina. "In 2010, GMU had 55,267 operations, which are counted as either a takeoff or a landing.  In 2011, GMU had 58,537 operations," Frasher added.  “I am happy to see us regain some of the traffic that was lost during the last few years of economic decline”, said Frasher. 

“Greenville Jet Center sold 5% more aviation fuel in 2011 than in 2010," according to Hank Brown, Owner of Greenville Jet Center, which provides all the aviation fuel at the Greenville Downtown Airport.  In 2010, we sold 828,572 gallons and in 2011 sales rose to 864,862 gallons," according to Brown.  "We still have a ways to go, but I sure am glad it looks like we are on the upswing!" Brown said.
"While we can't pinpoint exactly what has caused 2011 to be a better year than 2010, we do know that in hard economic times aviation is the first to be hit and the last to recover," according to Frasher.  "Hopefully this means that the economy is improving!"  said Frasher.  "We could all use some good news going into 2012!" Frasher said.
GMU is the busiest general aviation airport in South Carolina and is a self-sufficient entity with financial strength that doesn't rely on local taxpayers for funding. GMU is home to Greenville Jet Center, the largest Fixed Base Operation (FBO) in S.C., as well as more than 25 other aviation-related businesses creating 453 jobs that annually contribute more than $35.2 million to the Upstate economy. 

For more information about GMU please visit or contact Joe Frasher at 864-242-4777 or

Greenville Jet Center has been in business since 1989.  The company has a flight school and owns two other FBOs in South Carolina:  Camden Jet Center in Camden and Donaldson Jet Center on Donaldson Field which is part of SCTAC located in Greenville.  For more information about the Greenville Jet Center, please contact Hank Brown or Jay Brown at 864-235-6383 or 864-232-7100.

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