ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (August 19, 2022) – Anderson Regional Airport (KAND) will experience an increase in traffic during the coming months due to scheduled temporary closures of Oconee Regional Airport and Pickens County Airport for improvements at those facilities.

The increase in air traffic at Anderson Regional is expected to be especially significant during Clemson University’s home football game weekends.

Anderson Regional will be providing a temporary control tower in order to safely accommodate the increase in traffic on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of each home game weekend. Those weekends are:

  • September 16, 17 & 18
  • September 30, October 1 & 2
  • October 21, 22 & 23
  • November 11, 12, & 13
  • November 18, 19, & 20
  • November 25, 26 & 27

“We are taking every step necessary to ensure orderly operations as well as the safety of pilots and passengers during these periods of increased activity”, said Anderson Regional Airport Manager Brett Garrison. “We have gotten some very constructive advice on game-day operations from our colleagues at the Oconee and Pickens airports, and Anderson County’s Transportation and Facilities divisions will be providing various support services during home game weekends. A lot like football, this truly is a team effort!”

Pilots must check NOTAMS for temporary control tower times of operation and any other restricted airport activity.

Officials at KAND ask all interested parties to exercise heightened vigilance during operations and check the NOTAMS for KAND operations as well as specific runway closure dates at Oconee Regional Airport and Pickens County Airport.

The FAA notice regarding operations at KAND can be viewed at


For additional information please contact:

Mr. Brett Garrison, Anderson Regional Airport Manager

(864) 260-4163 (w)

(864) 934-5772 (c)


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