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Projected record-breaking Myrtle Beach airport numbers prompts call for early arrivals

Passenger volumes at the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) could exceed record levels during the July 4th holiday week.

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The air carriers serving the Myrtle Beach International Airport have scheduled a total of 83,540 arriving/departing seats during the period of July 1, 2017 – July 7, 2017. In comparison seat capacity is up 22 percent compared to same period last year at MYR. Based on published flight

schedules Saturday July 1, 2017 could be the busiest day at the Airport, following by Sunday July 2, 2017 and Thursday July 6, 2017.

“With the potential of record breaking passenger volumes at Myrtle Beach International Airport it is important that departing passengers arrive at the Airport two-hours prior their scheduled departure time,” said Scott Van Moppes, director of airports for Horry County. “Based on the volume of passengers expected we want everyone to arrive at the Airport a little earlier than normal to make sure they can park their vehicle, check-in with their airline and process through security checkpoint without the worry of missing their flight.”