MYR has been working on a Master Plan Update that will guide development over the next 20 years
The first of two public information meetings for the MYR Master Plan Update will be held on April 22nd. The Master Plan is the long-range planning document used to guide improvements at MYR. A Master Plan is required by the Federal Aviation Administration for all commercial service airports. The planning process is comprised of the following elements, several of which have been completed:
Inventory of Existing Conditions
Aviation Activity Forecasts
Demand/Capacity Analysis and Facility Requirements
Airport Layout Plan Documentation
The need to update the Master Plan became evident as MYR began experiencing the most recent upswing in travelers; an additional 448,000 passengers used the airport in 2018 as compared to 2013 - an increase of 55 percent. Not only have the number of passengers increased dramatically in recent years, the aircraft operating at MYR today are much larger than those that the terminal building and Concourse A were originally designed to accommodate.
These changes at MYR have created challenges that will be addressed as a part of this study, including:
Passenger flow conflicts
TSA checkpoint delays
Bag makeup congestion
Cell phone lot/access road congestion
Parking access issues
Increased fuel demand
Parrish & Partners, LLC, is completing the Master Plan Update, with assistance from VHB, Inc., Woolpert, Inc., Thomas & Hutton, LS3P Associates LTD, Arora Engineers, Inc., Marr Arnold Planning, LLC, and Marketing Strategies, Inc.