The U.S. Department of Transportation ranked Myrtle Beach International Airport as having the lowest average domestic airfares in South Carolina.
In the second quarter of 2016 the average domestic round trip airfare to and from the Myrtle Beach airport was $242.93, down from $255.90 in the same quarter of 2015, according to a press statement released by the airport.
In comparison, the average domestic round trip airfare at a national level was $351.57, or $108.64 more than the Myrtle Beach airport. The average airfare to/from Myrtle Beach International Airport is the lowest in South Carolina.
“Low fares at the airport are the result of having a great mix of airlines serving our market,” said Scott Van Moppes, interim director of airports for Horry County. “The mix of carriers serving Myrtle Beach International Airport provide the travelers a lot of options, while the influence of carriers like Spirit and Allegiant assist in keeping the average fare in and out of the airport some of the lowest in the U.S.”
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Air fare data can be found at the U.S. Department of Transportation website: http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/airfares.