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Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) sees record passenger traffic in August 2021

The Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) continues to see record-breaking passenger counts as summer comes to a close.

In August 2021, the number of people arriving on flights, or deplanements, totaled 214,184 compared to 74,581 in August 2020 and 170,777 in 2019. Total passenger traffic, which includes both arriving and departing passengers, totaled 440,956, a 27.5% increase from 345,989 passengers in August 2019.

“August was another record-breaking month for passenger traffic at MYR,” said Scott Van Moppes, Director of Airports. “As summer comes to a close, MYR would like to thank its many employees who worked incredibly hard these last few months to keep pace with our high volume of traffic. The airport would also like to thank its customers for choosing MYR for their travels and for packing their patience during what turned out to be a historic summer as Myrtle Beach made a full-recovery from the pandemic.”

During the fall and winter months, the airport recommends that travelers arrive at the airport two (2) hours prior to their scheduled departure time. Travelers are also reminded that masks are required upon entering the terminal building and must be worn at all times throughout the duration of their travel journey.

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

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, Avelo, Delta, Frontier, Porter, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country, and United Airlines.

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