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NEWS RELEASE

Record Number of Passengers Pass through MYR in January 2020

Myrtle Beach, SC, February 14, 2020 – During January 2020, a total of 93,083 passengers passed through the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), an increase of 8-percent compared to January 2019.

At MYR, total passenger traffic in January 2020, which includes enplanements and deplanements, totaled 93,083 compared to 86,196 in January 2019. The number of people arriving on flights, or deplanements, totaled 46,330 compared to 42,487 in 2019.

“The volume of passengers using MYR in January 2020 set an all-time record high,” said Scott Van Moppes, director of airports. “For the month, Spirit Airlines recorded a 15-percent passenger count increase over the previous year, while carrying more passengers to the Grand Strand than any other airline. Passenger counts continue to increase due to rising demand for air service to Myrtle Beach, SC, while the number of local residents using the Airport is rapidly increasing. The level of outbound traffic is being fueled by the region’s fast-growing population and available air service offerings by carriers operating at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. ”

Detailed passenger statistics are located at flymyrtlebeach.com, under “About MYR.”

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.