|7/29/2013 2:18:00 PM|
MYR makes top five among lowest fares in the nation
By Julie Roy
WBTW TV 13
Myrtle Beach International Airport has the second lowest airfares in the United States. Cheapflights.com, through its 2013 Airport Affordability Index, ranked Myrtle Beach International Airport as having the second lowest airfares in the United States. The website's 2013 Airport Affordability Index ranks 101 of the country's most popular airports by the average June airfares to top U.S. and global destinations. It was only surpassed by Long Beach, California. Rounding out the top five is Fresno, California, Burlington, Vermont, and Oakland, California. Affordable airfares to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina continues to help our market be a top vacation destination," said Michael La Pier, Director of Airports. "As a result of low airfares and additional seat capacity, offered by our great mix of carriers, the airport is experiencing substantial year-over-year passenger growth."
The Myrtle Beach International Airport is owned by Horry County and operated by the Department of Airports. Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, Porter Airlines, Spirit, United, US Airways and WestJet all provide flights from MYR to more than 25 cities.