Charleston International Airport will see nearly 500 more outbound flights in July than it did in June as airlines begin to bring back some of the service offered before the coronavirus outbreak. The numbers aren't close to last year's figures, but airport officials call them promising and moving in the right direction.

Charleston International Airport is currently operating at about 10 percent of its normal passenger levels during the coronavirus health crisis. For its new budget year beginning in July, the state's busiest terminal believes it will see 40 percent of the 5.2 million people it originally projected would fly over the 12 months ending in June 2021. Among those not bringing in passengers this year will be British Airways. The London-based carrier canceled its nonstop, transatlantic flights between Charleston and London this year because of the virus.

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