Myrtle Beach International Airport's Master Plan describes the need for and timing of improvements over a 20-year planning period.
An airport Master Plan is mandated by the Federal Aviation Authority for all commercial service airports to provide a strategy for development. It is the framework to guide future airport development that is cost-effective while considering potential environmental, financial, and socioeconomic impacts to ensure sustainable strategies are developed. In addition, the plan helps determine plausible solutions for response to increasing terminal and landside facilities demand.
The need for a Master Plan falls directly in line with a spike in passenger growth at MYR over the past 5 years, with an additional 300,000 passengers coming through the airport in 2017 as compared to 2013.
In the planning period, Myrtle Beach International Airport plans to address:
• Passenger flow conflicts
• TSA checkpoint delays
• Bag makeup congestion
• Larger A/C creating gate limitations
• Curbside congestion
• Cell Phone Lot and access road congestion
• Parking access issues
• Increase of hangars
• Increased fuel demand
Parrish & Partners, LLC is executing the Master Plan, with assistance from VHB, Inc., Woolpert, Inc., Thomas & Hurron, LS3P Associates LTD, Arora Engineers, Inc., Marr Arnold Planning, LLC, and Marketing Strategies, Inc.