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Feb. 28, 2017
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Allegiant Air announced Tuesday it will begin low-fare, nonstop service to Myrtle Beach Airport from Huntington, WV, and Allentown, PA According to a press release, service from Huntington, WV will begin April 30, and Allentown, PA will begin May 3. The company says it will celebrate the service with fares atarting at $39. each way.
Feb. 24, 2017
MYR sees highest passenger volume in four years The Horry County Department of Airports released statistics for Myrtle Beach International Airport for the month of January. According to a news release, 68,066 passengers passed through MYR in January, up 4.6 percent from 65,078 January 2016. The number of deplanements, or people getting off planes, totaled 33, 858 compared to 32,140 in 2016.
Read more on this WMBF News Link: WMBFNEWS.Com
Beginning of 2017 brings more arrivals to Myrtle Beach International. The Airport is slated to receive a 30,000-seat bump arrival capacity in the beginning of 2017 as the facility continues to increase its volume. At a marketing and tourism update hosted by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamberof Commerce Tuesday, Airport spokesman Kirk Lovell said over 450,000 arrival seats are expecte4d from the start of 2017 to May, a 7-percent increase from that period in 2016. Projections for next year also show an 18-percent increase since 2012 in that period of the year. Lovell said lower airfares bring more demand to an airport. He also said the airport is trying to align with more carriers that will fly directly and avoid large hubs like Atlanta and Charlotte that usually require travelers to connect to a 2nd flight on their way to Myrtle Beach. “Low fares actually generate travelers and attract new visitors to our marketplace,” he said. While low-budget Spirit Airlines carries about 52 percent of passengers at the airport, Lovell said the fastest growing carrier in Myrtle Beach is United Airlines, which increased its capacity by 62 percent from 2015 to 2016. This year was a year for growth in multiple respects for Myrtle Beach airport, as its management announced new non-stop flights to Akron-Canton and Newark airports, operated by Spirit. Lovell said the airport is expecting more announcements about increased nonstop service in the near future. Read more of this story: MyrtleBeachOnline.com
A 16-spot parking area designated for Uber drivers to wait for pickup requests in the Myrtle Beach International Airport/ Upon entering the staging lot, located in the far corner of the rental car parking lot, drivers are placed in a “first in, first out” system, allowing drivers to get ride requests in the order of arrival. They also must remain online in the Uber app to stay in the queue and display the Uber trade dress on their windshields, according to Uber’s website. Ober drivers parked outside of the airport will not get airport pickup . Read more HERE
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December 6, 2016
This year’s holiday travel season officially kicked-off, per U.S. industry trade organization Airlines for America, on Friday, Dec. 16, and continues through Friday, Jan. 6. During this holiday travel season, airlines have scheduled almost 74,000 arriving/departing seats at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Based on airline schedules, the potential busiest holioday travel days at the Myrtle Beach Airport are Dec. 22, Dec. 23, Dec. 26 and Jan 2. On each of the busiest days, scheduled total arriving/departing seat capacity is 3,462. During the holiday travel season, Spirit will offer approximately 49 percent of the airport’s scheduled seat capacity with American Airlines coming in at 3% and Delta Airline at 19%
2nd Quarter, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Transportation ranked Myrtle Beach International Airport as having the lowest domestic airfares in South Carolina. In the 2nd quarter of 2016 the average domestic round trip airfare to and from the Myrtle Beach airport was $242.93, down from $255.90 in the same quarter of 2015, according to a press statement released by the airport. In comparison, the average domestic round trip airfare at a national level was $351.57, or $108.64 more than the Myrtle Beach Airport. The average airfare to/from Myrtle Beach International Airport is the lowest in South Carolina.
August 5, 2016
Myrtle Beach (WMBF) - FFor those who arre flying soon nd plan to leave their car at the airport, they may notice higher parking rates. Those new rates at Myrtle Beach International Airport were approved by Horry County Council. In actuality, they are part of a much bigger plan. The airport needs to fund construction of a new parking garage to accommodate growing demand. Now, that convenience comes with a higher price tag. Prices in the economy lot will increase from $7 to $9 a day. Long-term parking jumps from $9 to $12 daily, while short-term parking grows from $15 to $21. Travelers will notice that the parking rates have increased. The first 15 minutes are free, but then it goes up $1 for every 15-minute increment. Airport marketing manager Kirk Lovell said with the increase of availability for flights, more people are booking out of MYR, so it is necessary to have more parking spaces.
June 30, 2016
The plane touched down an hour late, but no one cared. Thousands of Coastal Carolina Universirty fans met the team at the airport late Thursday after the Chanticleers won the College World Series. Source: myhorrynews.com
June 17, 2016
Elite Airways has begun new summer nonstop flights from Myrtle Beach and four other cities. The airline now operates non-stop service between Myrtle Beach and Islip, New York, with continuing service to Portland, Maine. Pat Apone, Director of Airports for Horry County Airports says "Demand from Long Island, NY to the Myrtle Beach, SC market is strong, and we loook forward to a successful first season of operations. Fares for an Elite Airline flight include no-fee for your first checked bag, no extra charge fees to re-book a later flight, as well as complimentary snacks and a drink. Headquartered in Portland Maine, the carrier provides services in parts of U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and South America.
Additional Elite Airways flights that began today include: NYC/Newark (EWR) and Bar Harbor (BHB) Thurs/Sun. non-stop
Portland (PWM) and Bar Harbor (BHB) Fri/Sun nonstop
Portland (PWM) and Islip/Long Island (ISP) Fri/Sun nonstop
Islip/Long Island (ISP) and Orlando/Melbourne (MLB) Fri/Sun nonstop
Bar Harbor (BHB) and Vero Beach (VRB) Thu/Sun; one stop (EWR)
Bar Harbor (BHB) and Islip/Long Island (ISP) Sun; one stop (PWM)
Source: WMBF News
March 8, 2016 -Allegiant adds Myrtle Beach flights from New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania. New summer routes expected to bring 35,000 visitors to the Grand Strand. The new rounts will operate twoce a week beginning May 19 from Harrisburg, P.A. June 3 from Toledo, Ohio, June 16 from Stuart, N.Y. The fflights will run until September. Source: Myrtle Beach Online
Canada-based carriers Porter Airlines and WestJet Airlines are resuming seasonal non-stop air service to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in 2016. Porter will begin service from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to MYR on Feb. 11 to May 23 up to five times weekly. Daily flights will be available during March break. WestJet's first flights will begin on March 3 twice weekly on Thursday and Sunday. Starting June 16, they will operate three times a week on Thursday, Sunday and Tuesday through the end of October. For more information, visit www.flyporter.com and www.westjet.com
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