Airline to restart service to Myrtle Beach

dbryant@thesunnews.comAugust 22, 2012 

Travelers will again have nonstop air service from Canada to Myrtle Beach this fall, winter and spring on Porter Airlines.

The carrier will return Sept. 13 with flights two times a week to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, on Thursdays and Sundays through Nov. 25. After a break around the holidays, service will start again Feb. 14 and run through May 20, with up to five flights a week from March 4 through April 28 and daily flights, except on Saturdays, from March 11 through March 17.

“We continue to see increasing demand for this route and have responded with another year of fall service and an improved winter schedule,” Robert Deluce, Porter’s president and CEO, said in a news release.

Porter started flying to Myrtle Beach during the offseason in 2010, carrying 1,277 passengers out of Myrtle Beach during its three months of service from March through May, according to statistics from Myrtle Beach International Airport. Last year, Porter flew more months and more than doubled the number of passengers, carrying 3,312 passengers out of Myrtle Beach.

From February through May this year, Porter carried 2,277 passengers out of Myrtle Beach.

Contact DAWN BRYANT at 626-0296 or at dbryant@thesunnews.com or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_dawnbryant.

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