During October 2017, a total of 219,594 passengers passed through the Myrtle Beach International Airport, an increase of 53.3‐percent compared to October 2016.
It marks the largest growth ever seen when comparing the same month from the previous year.
At MYR, total passenger traffic in October 2017, which includes enplanements and deplanements, totaled 219,594 compared to 143,242 in October 2016. The number of people arriving on flights, or deplanements, totaled 107,690 compared to 70,615 in 2016.
“October was another recording breaking month at the Myrtle Beach International Airport, said Scott Van Moppes, director of airports. “Last year’s Hurricane Matthew had a nominal impact on arriving passenger counts, the majority of October 2017’s growth are net new passengers. For the month our airline partners provided 38.4‐percent more seat capacity than last year as the result of offering more nonstop service and additional capacity in existing markets during this month over last year. The growth we continue to experience in the fall season is fantastic for the market, enabling more people to conveniently travel by air during our shoulder season.”