If you thought it seemed busier at the Myrtle Beach International Airport last month compared to the same period in 2016, you were right.
Numbers released Tuesday morning from Kirk Lovell, director of air service and business development, show a 14.2 percent increase in foot traffic through MYR during May compared to May of last year.
Last month, a total of 237,390 passengers went through MYR, including enplanements and deplanements, compared to 207,838 in May 2016, the release states.
The amount of people arriving on flights, or deplaning, tallied to 118,988, compared to 104,502 in 2016, according to the release.
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“May 2017 was Myrtle Beach International Airport’s busiest May on record, said Scott Van Moppes, director of airports in the release.
“Year-to- date MYR has welcomed over 730,000 total passengers through the Airport, almost 70,000 more than last year at this time. The majority of airlines serving our market are contributing to this phenomenal growth – Allegiant’s passenger counts have increased by 56-percent over last year, United is up 43-percent, Spirit is up 10-percent,American is up 8-percent and Delta is up by almost 2-percent. Demand for our destination is stronger than ever and our airline partners continue to add tremendous capacity into MYR in an effort to keep pace.”