Myrtle Beach’s most traveled airline is growing again as Spirit Airlines adds three new nonstop routes! Beginning May 2, 2019, Spirit (NYSE: SAVE) will add nonstop flights connecting Myrtle Beach to Indianapolis, Houston, and Kansas City just in time for a summer getaway. Nonstop routes between Myrtle Beach and Indianapolis will operate three times weekly, while the routes to Houston and Kansas City will operate twice weekly.
The first nonstop transatlantic flight from Europe to South Carolina was announced last month. British Airways will have two flights per week from London’s Heathrow Airport to Charleston International Airport from April 4 to October 24 beginning in 2019. This is great news for Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand because it will be even easier for European visitors to get to the Grand Strand and enjoy the many attractions, including the beaches, golf courses and more.
Have you ever wondered why we focus on growing air service to and from the Myrtle Beach area?In this episode of Talking Tourism, we chat with Scott Van Moppes and Kirk Lovell from Horry County Airports and Bob Barenberg from Kingston Resorts about air service, how it’s grown and why it’s important to Myrtle Beach.
With so much exciting news at the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), Kirk Lovell shared a summary of the growth over the last few years. In 2013, Horry County Department of Airports (HCDA) developed and executed the Grand Strand’s air service development strategy. Since implementation momentum has been building.
The Official Myrtle Beach Area Airport Welcome Center, operated by Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, greeted a record number of tourists this past year. Almost nine times as many visitors stopped by the chamber’s welcome center at the Myrtle Beach International Airport in 2017 compared to 2016.