at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
As of May 3, 2022:
Columbia Metropolitan Airport is a GBAC e STAR™ Facility
The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is pleased to announce that it has earned the accreditation of being a Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ facility. This recognition commits CAE to maintaining the gold standard for facilities. Travel with ease knowing that your local airport is doing everything and more to keep safe while flying.
Based on the latest news and information issued by Airports Council International, TSA will no longer enforce its mask-related security directives.
Because this directive also extends to airports, as of right now, Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) will no longer require masks while in the airport. CAE encourages individuals who would still prefer to wear a mask in the airport, to do so.
Currently, each airline carrier is setting their own guidelines as it pertains to mask wearing during a flight. CAE asks travelers to check their airline carrier of choice regularly to ensure they are aware of their stance on masks before arriving to the airport.
Statement from Columbia Metropolitan Airport:
Columbia Metropolitan Airport will closely monitor updates issued from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to remain as up to date and informed as possible for our travelers.
Public health experts continue to recommend the following best practices to increase the likelihood of preventing illness:
- Washing hands frequently,
- Avoiding contact with people who are sick,
- Staying home when sick and
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces
At CAE, we too are taking extra precautions to include:
- Increased sanitizing in the public seating areas
- Deeper and more frequent cleanings in the restrooms
- Hand sanitizing stations are available Pre- and Post-Security Checkpoint
Should you have any concerns regarding flying or the status of your flight, we encourage you to check with your airline directly. For more information on the virus and precautionary measures in place please visit the Center for Disease Control’s website. Should you have any questions, please send us a message.
Airline Updates and Information:
We encourage those individuals who are traveling to stay updated on the latest news and developments from their airline of choice. Direct links to the airlines that service Columbia Metropolitan Airport are below.