Myrtle Beach, SC, May 5, 2022 – The Myrtle Beach International Airport welcomed its newest airline – Avelo Airlines, earlier today.
The inaugural ceremony began at 8:45 a.m. with remarks from the Horry County Department of Airports, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Avelo followed by a ribbon cutting. The arriving aircraft was greeted with a water cannon salute in celebration of the new service.
"Today is an exciting day for MYR," said Scott Van Moppes, Director of Airports. "We’re pleased to welcome our tenth and newest airline – Avelo, to the Grand Strand. With their new offering of year-round, nonstop flights to New Haven, CT, tourists and locals alike can benefit from easy connectivity between Myrtle Beach and the Elm City. In just under 2 hours, New Haven residents can look forward to enjoyment of our 60-miles of beautiful South Carolina coastline. Alternatively, MYR locals can look forward to the ability to connect with friends, family and enjoy an abundance of recreational opportunities in New England with their gorgeous autumn leaves and shoreline. We have no doubt that this new route will be an exciting addition for our travelers and we thank Avelo for investing in our destination. We look forward to a long-standing, successful partnership."
“Avelo Airlines’ nonstop service between New Haven, CT and Myrtle Beach is an exciting opportunity for our residents who now have a convenient way to access this popular region of the Northeast. And travelers from southern Connecticut can have their toes in the sand of our gorgeous beaches after a quick, two-hour flight,” said Karen Riordan, President and CEO of Visit Myrtle Beach.
Avelo will operate year-round flights between Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). Flights are available daily except on Wednesdays. To book travel, visit https://aveloair.com/.
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, Avelo, Delta, Frontier, Porter, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country, and United Airlines.