Business is booming at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.
Numbers released Thursday show business at MYR increased in August compared with the same month last year.
Last month a total of 301,895 passengers went through the airport, making for a 22-percent increase compared with August 2016 when 247,307 travelers passed through, according to a release from Kirk Lovell with Horry County Department of Airports.
The amount of people arriving in on flights totaled to 146,430 compared to 120,839 in 2016, the release states.
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“The Myrtle Beach, SC area is in high-demand, more people want to visit and are looking for convenient options to get to the destination quickly, our airline partners realize the opportunity and continue to increase nonstop air service offerings at MYR,” said Scott Van Moppes, director of airports, in the release.
“August 2017 was a big month at the Myrtle Beach International Airport as our airline partners significantly increased flight operations, resulting in a 23-percent seat capacity increase. As a result of strong demand for the destination the Airport welcomed more passengers in August 2017 than any August on record,” he said.