MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Myrtle Beach International Airport has announced its passenger deplanement and enplanement reports for the 2010 year, with numbers reaching above all previous records.
Kimberly Dahlin, spokeswoman for MYR, said 869,032 people deplaned at the airport in 2010, while 867,106 people took off from the airport.
In 2010, the month of August saw the most number of passengers boarding flights, with 112,854 passengers. The month of July saw the highest number of passengers deplaning, with 117,672. In both instances, Spirit Airlines was named the leading airline.
The numbers are the largest in passenger activity ever recorded at MYR.
“The final total for 2010 is indicative of the branding and reputation Myrtle Beach has throughout the U.S. The demand to visit the Grand Strand is stronger than ever. Our commitment at MYR is always to increase air service and passenger activity, research new airlines and markets and to work with our community partners on air service development,” Michael La Pier, Director of Airports for MYR and the Horry County Airport System said.
The record joins other positive news, such as breaking ground on the new terminal project, the General Aviation grand opening, the Harrelson Boulevard expansion and new service and airline announcements.
The final count confirms MYR passenger numbers are growing, when nearly every other market is declining or holding steady.
Source: WMBF NEWS