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NEWS RELEASE

2021 Passenger Levels Grow Closer to Pre-Pandemic Levels

2019 was a record-breaking year for passenger traffic at the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) and March 2021 passenger counts indicate the airport is close to closing the gap on pre-pandemic passenger traffic.

In March 2021, the number of people arriving on flights, or deplanements, totaled 74,725 compared to 88,319 in 2019. Total passenger traffic, which includes both arriving and departing passengers, totaled 141,081, a marginal 18% decrease when compared to the 172,971 passengers who traveled through MYR in March 2019.

“2019 saw record-breaking passenger traffic at MYR, and as the airport continues its expedited recovery, we’re confident that MYR can break new records in 2021. With the availability of a vaccine, travelers are eager to return to the skies and more specifically, the Grand Strand. MYR continues to rank among the top destinations for travel and our passenger counts reflect that pent-up demand,” said Scott Van Moppes, Director of Airports. “With 60-miles of coastline, abundant options for outdoor recreation and nonstop service to over 50 markets on 8 of our 9 airline partners, it’s no surprise that MYR is performing so well. We are incredibly optimistic about our upcoming peak travel season and we look forward to welcoming both new and returning passengers this summer.”

Detailed passenger statistics are located at https://www.flymyrtlebeach.com/media/, under “Facts and Figures”.

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About the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)

The Myrtle Beach International Airport is the gateway to Myrtle Beach, SC, the Grand Strand and the Hammock Coast. The Myrtle Beach International Airport is owned by Horry County and operated by the Department of Airports. MYR is served by Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Porter, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country, and United Airlines.