Newly Listed Non-Stop Flights to Myrtle Beach
There’s a new kid in town when it comes to direct flights to Myrtle Beach and by booking sooner rather than waiting you can save a lot of money on your next vacation. For many it could be the difference between being able to afford a vacation to the coastal shores of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and not.
Frontier Airlines is offering 35 new routes and four new cities to which Myrtle Beach SC is one of. The other three cities are Birmingham, Alabama; Savannah, Georgia; and Branson, Missouri.
Last week, the Denver-based airline company announced that it would start operating out of Myrtle Beach International Airport, with some flights starting as low as $39 each way! The first three cities with non-stop flights from Myrtle Beach are Islip, New York; Trenton, New Jersey; and Denver, Colorado.
Flights begin in late May 2018, with Islip flight service beginning May 20, Trenton flights beginning on the 21st and Denver on the 23rd. Introductory fares start at $39 each way for flights on select days through Aug. 11, 2018, as long as tickets are purchased before midnight Feb. 12, 2018.
“The demand from those markets to Myrtle Beach and actually the demand from here to those locations, it’s very strong,” said Kirk Lovell, Director of Air Service and Business Development, Horry County Department of Airports. “And because we’ve not had non-stop air service before, we’ve been missing a huge opportunity.”
Lovell added that MYR is one of the cheaper airports in the state, but Frontier Airlines Senior Legal Council Valerie Tyler said some fares at the airport were higher than average, making MYR a good choice for the expansion to include Frontier Airlines.
“We’re looking for unfilled demand and an ability to offer lower fares,” Tyler said. “We’re looking for markets where the fares are maybe a little bit high and we can slip under there and provide a lower fare. I know when I flew out here, I paid more than I will be paying on Frontier.”
Frontier Airlines is the 10th airline operating out of MYR, which now has non-stop service from 45 different markets, Lovell said.