ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (August 19, 2022) – Anderson Regional Airport (KAND) will experience an increase in traffic in the coming months due to planned temporary closures of Oconee Regional Airport and Pickens County Airport for improvements to those facilities.
The increase in traffic at Anderson Regional is expected to be particularly significant during Clemson University home game weekends.
Anderson Regional will provide a temporary control tower to safely handle increased traffic on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each home game weekend. These weekends are:
- September 16, 17 & 18
- September 30th, October 1st and 2nd
- October 21, 22 & 23
- November 11, 12 and 13
- November 18, 19 and 20
- 25, 26 & 27 November
“We are taking all necessary steps to ensure orderly operations and the safety of pilots and passengers during these times of heightened activity,” said Brett Garrison, manager of Anderson Regional Airport. “We have had some very constructive advice on game day operations from our colleagues at Oconee and Pickens airports and Anderson County’s transportation and facilities departments will be providing various support services on home game weekends. Similar to football, this really is a team effort!”
Pilots must check NOTAMS for temporary control tower hours of operation and other restricted airport activities.
KAND officials are asking all interested parties to exercise heightened vigilance during operations and to review NOTAMS for KAND operations and specific runway closure dates at Oconee Regional Airport and Pickens County Airport.
The FAA notice regarding operations at KAND can be viewed at https://www.faasafety.gov/spans/noticeView.aspx?nid=12549
For more information please contact:
Mr. Brett Garrison, Anderson Regional Airport Manager
(864) 260-4163 (f)