More arrivals are expected at Myrtle Beach Airport in 2017.
According to the Myrtle Beach Sun News the airport is expected to see an increase of 30,000-seat in arrival capacity, this comes as the airport continues to see increases in its volume.
450,000 arrival seats are expected from the beginning of 2017 to May, that’s a 7 percent increase from that period in 2016.
Projections for next year also show an 18 percent increase since 2012 in traffic for the same time period of the year.
Low-price Spirit Airlines carries about 52 percent of passengers at the airport. United Airlines, which increased its capacity by 62 percent from 2015 to 2016.
It was a good year for growth for Myrtle Beach airport in 2016. Management announced non-stop flights to Akron-Canton and Newark, operated by Spirit.
The airport is trying to attract more carriers that will have direct flights so people on their way to Myrtle Beach don’t have to have a layover at another airport.