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Myrtle Beach International Airport Reports 12.4% Increase in Passengers

Horry County Department of Airports

March 2017 Passengers Statistics

 

Myrtle Beach, SC, April 17, 2017 – During March 2017, a total of 156,809 passengers passed through the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), an increase of 12.4% percent compared to March 2016. 

At MYR, total passenger traffic in March 2017, which includes enplanements and deplanements, totaled 156,809 compared to 139,473 in 2016.  The number of people arriving on flights, or deplanements, totaled 80,528 compared to 71,476 in 2016.

“March 2017 passenger counts set an all-time record at Myrtle Beach International Airport,” said Scott Van Moppes, director of airports for Horry County.  “In March we welcomed over 9,000 more passengers than last year and an amazing 27% more than in March 2012.  In March 2017 the majority of our airline partners added seat capacity, with some commencing service from markets earlier than ever before.  Based on current trends, it appears as if it going to be a busy year at MYR.”

Detailed passenger statistics are located at flymyrtlebeach.com, under “About MYR.”

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