(CAE) – Columbia Metropolitan Airport Shuttle
CAE – Columbia Metropolitan Airport schedules and information about the airport.
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Easy airport to navigate through…love how close the CAE Shuttle desk was and how easy to walk out to the Airport Shuttle point. The shuttle was easy to take.
The airport covers 2,600 acres and has two runways: 11/29 is 8,601 x 150 ft (2,622 and 5/23 is 8,001 x 150 ft (2,439 ). It has a 50 x 50 ft (15 x 15) helipad. The center 75 feet of runway 5/23 is asphalt; the edges are grooved concrete.
The airport is a hub for UPS Airlines and other low-cost carriers.
In 2017 the airport had 53,750 aircraft operations, average 147 per day: 37% air taxi, 38% general aviation, 22% airline and 3% military. 87 aircraft were then based at the airport: 47 single-engine, 9 multi-engine, 28 jet, 2 gliders and 1 helicopter.
The terminal opened May 30, 1965, and was renovated in 1997. The renovation replaces a terminal built in the early 1950s. Since the late 1980s, capital improvements have been undertaken, including a renovated and expanded terminal, a new parking garage (completed in 2003), the lengthening of the runways, and better interstate access. The terminal has several services, including a gift shop, the Everett Adams Memorial Chapel, restaurants, and bars inside the terminal. Free wireless internet service is provided throughout the airport as well as small number of recharge stations with access to outlets.
Police and Fire/Rescue services are provided by the Columbia Metro Airport Department of Public Safety. Public safety officers are South Carolina Police Academy Class 1 officer, and South Carolina Fire Academy IFSAC Firefighter II, and Airport Firefighter. Some have Basic EMT Certifications. The Department has Three ARFF units, One RIV unit, One Fire Pumper, and a Service Truck. Law Enforcement is covered by four patrol vehicles. The Department provides fire services. Structural firefighting is handled by Lexington County Fire Service.
Airlines and destinations
Passenger service is provided by four scheduled airlines, with commercial cargo service being handled by three scheduled airlines and numerous air freight operators. Two fixed-base operators also serve the Metro facility with various charter flights. The airport maintains a newly dedicated air cargo terminal, the Columbia Airport Enterprise Park (CAE Park) and Foreign Trade Zone. Columbia Metropolitan Airport recently completed a $45 million terminal expansion and renovation. Annually, the airport serves about 1 million passengers.