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Don't look for construction to stop anytime soon at Charleston International Airport. In addition to the parking deck now under construction, more than $200 million in other projects will get underway over the next five years, including construction of a new wing with more gates at the state's busiest terminal.

Charleston International Airport set a new yearly passenger record at more than 4.47 million during the first 11 months of 2019. With December's numbers still to come, the state's busiest terminal could see about 4.85 million, based on early estimates. For perspective, the airport had 2 million passengers in 2010.

Charleston International has enjoyed record-breaking passenger numbers year after year with some recent years providing double-digit percentage growth, but the airport's chief financial officer predicts next year's increase in passengers won't be as high as in recent years, indicating a slowdown is expected at the state's busiest terminal.

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