Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


For more information about Columbia Metropolitan Airport, e-mail us at We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions.

How do I get to Columbia Metropolitan Airport?

Columbia Metropolitan Airport is located approximately six miles from downtown Columbia and is conveniently located near interstate highways I-20, I-26, I-77, and nearby I-95.
Please click here for detailed driving directions.

Which airlines have service from Columbia?

Airlines serving Columbia Metropolitan Airport are:

  • American (Ticket Counter Hours 4:15 am - 8:00 pm)
  • Delta (Ticket Counter Hours 4:40 am - 7:00 pm)
  • United (Ticket Counter Hours 4:30 am - 7:00 pm)

To learn more visit our airlines page.

How do I make airline reservations?

You may contact the airline or a travel agency to make flight reservations. You can reach airlines that service Columbia at these toll-free reservation numbers or through their websites:

To view our non-stop destinations click here.

To learn more about our airline partners click here.

Does the airport have a business center?

The Airport Business Center is located on the lower level in baggage claim and includes a small conference table. To reserve the center at no cost, call the airport at 803-822-5010, 803-822-5000 or stop by the USO—also located in the main lobby— to check the calendar and gain access to the center.

Where should I park at the airport and how much does it cost?

Garage Parking Rates

  • 0-20 Minutes Free
  • 20-40 Minutes $3.00
  • Each Addl. 20 Minutes $1.00
  • Daily Maximum $12.00
  • Weekly Rate $66.00

Surface Lot Parking Rates

  • 0-20 Minutes $1.00
  • 20-40 Minutes $2.00
  • Each Addl. 20 Minutes $1.00
  • Daily Maximum $8.00
  • Fast Lane Daily Rate $6.00

Valet Parking Available for $12.00 per day

Premiere Parking Available for $100.00 per month or $1,000 per year

How can I have someone paged at the airport?

To have someone paged, you may call the USO at 803-822-5000. If you are at the airport and need to page someone, you may visit the USO on the upper level, main lobby.

I’ve lost something at the airport. Who do I contact for Lost & Found?

For items left on airplanes, please contact your airline. If you believe that you left something in the terminal area, please call the USO at 803-822-5000 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

My baggage was lost. What can I do?

You will need to call the toll-free baggage claim number for the airline that you traveled with:

  • American 1-800-535-5225
  • Delta 1-800-325-8224
  • United 1-800-221-6903

How do I obtain additional information not found on the website?

For more information about Columbia Metropolitan Airport, e-mail us at We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions.

How do I get up-to-date information on my flight?

The airport’s Automated Flight Data System provides updated information on arriving and departing flights. Monitors are located throughout the terminal building so that flight information can be easily accessed. Flight information is also available on this website. If you need more information or wish to confirm your flight, please call the airline’s toll-free reservations number.

How can I get to Fort Jackson from the airport?

There are not specific shuttles set up to take passengers directly to Fort Jackson. You will need to contact one of the ground transportation agencies for assistance.

With the new security measures, how can I drop someone off for a flight?

Those individuals dropping off passengers may continue to do so at the terminal curbside as long as the driver remains with the vehicle at all times. The vehicle should not be left unattended at any time while in the designated loading and unloading areas. Vehicles are prohibited from parking in front of the terminal (upper and lower levels); all passengers must be actively loading or unloading their vehicle in this area. Unattended vehicles left terminal curbside and any other illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and even towed.

Can I escort a passenger to the departure gate?

Only ticketed passengers are allowed through the security checkpoint and to the gate area. If special arrangements need to be made, please contact the airlines directly.

I have an elderly person flying out that will need special assistance.

Special assistance for elderly and /or disabled passengers should be arranged directly with your airline in advance. Sky Caps are available on the terminal front for additional assistance.