For the second consecutive month, The Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) set a record for passenger traffic with more than half a million total passengers in July, the highest monthly passenger count ever recorded at an airport in the history of South Carolina.
In July 2021, the number of people arriving on flights, or deplanements, totaled 274,709 compared to 185,485 in 2019. Total passenger traffic, which includes both arriving and departing passengers, totaled 547,933, a 49.1% increase from 367,620 passengers in July 2019, MYR’s previous best July on record.
“This is an incredible win for the Myrtle Beach International Airport,” said Scott Van Moppes, Director of Airports. “Not only was MYR the busiest airport in the state for two consecutive months, MYR saw the highest passenger counts ever recorded in an airport in South Carolina. These new records are a testament to how truly great our destination is and how high demand for travel to and from Myrtle Beach has become. MYR has always been a first-class facility and more and more people are taking note, including both travelers and the airlines. The entire airport team, including airline staff and TSA have been doing an incredible job of working hard to keep the huge volumes of passengers flowing. We couldn’t be prouder of everyone’s hard work along with this accomplishment and we look forward to continuing to lead the charge in post-pandemic recovery in the Palmetto State.”
Heavy passenger traffic is expected at MYR for the remainder of the summer. Passengers are reminded that masks are required in the terminal. Also, anyone traveling Friday, Saturday or Sunday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. should consider arriving 2-3 hours prior to departure. Arriving passengers can avoid lengthy waits for ground transportation by arranging ground transportation prior to arriving at MYR.
Detailed passenger statistics are located at https://www.flymyrtlebeach.com/media/, under “Facts & Figures”.
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, Breeze, Delta, Frontier, Porter, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country, and United Airlines.