Myrtle Beach, SC, June 13, 2017 – During May 2017, a total of 237,390 passengers passed through the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), an increase of 14.2 percent over to May 2016.
At MYR, total passenger traffic in May 2017, which includes enplanements and deplanements, totaled 237,390 compared to 207,838 in 2016. The number of people arriving on flights, or deplanements, totaled 118,988 compared to 104,502 in 2016.
“May 2017 was Myrtle Beach International Airport’s busiest May on record, said Scott Van Moppes, director of airports. “Year-to-date MYR has welcomed over 730,000 total passengers through the Airport, almost 70,000 more than last year at this time. The majority of airlines serving our market are contributing to this phenomenal growth – Allegiant’s passenger counts have increased by 56-percent over last year, United is up 43-percent, Spirit is up 10-percent, American is up 8-percent and Delta is up by almost 2-percent. Demand for our destination is stronger than ever and our airline partners continue to add tremendous capacity into MYR in an effort to keep pace.”
Detailed passenger statistics are located at flymyrtlebeach.com, under “About MYR.”
About the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) The Myrtle Beach International Airport is the gateway to the Myrtle Beach, SC and the Grand Strand. The Myrtle Beach International Airport is owned by Horry County and operated by the Department of Airports. MYR is served by Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Porter Airlines, Spirit, United Airlines and WestJet. Learn more at: www.flymyrtlebeach.com