With a fleet of 66 aircraft and 79 destinations—many of them smaller cities across the United States—the Enterprise, Nevada-based Allegiant Air has been flying direct to Myrtle Beach International Airport from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Huntington, West Virginia and Youngstown, Ohio in 2013. Service between Myrtle Beach and Fort Wayne ended this August, but flights to and from Allentown, Huntington and Youngstown continue until September 18. Residents of those areas looking for a last-minute Myrtle Beach getaway can still take advantage of these last few Allegiant flights until service resumes in April 2014.
Myrtle Beach International Airport serves as one of five “focus cities” served by Spirit and from which the low-cost airline jumps off to more than 50 other destinations. The other four focus cities are Atlantic City, Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas. Spirit supplies roughly half of all visitors-by-air to Myrtle Beach every year.
Year-round flights into Myrtle Beach on Spirit Airlines come from Atlantic City, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, and New York City’s LaGuardia Airport. Direct flights from Charleston, West Virginia, Plattsburgh, New York and Dallas/Fort Worth just ended for the season on September 3. A number of direct flights will continue until November 6: Detroit, Chicago (O’Hare International Airport), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Philadelphia International Airport, Niagara Falls (New York) International Airport and Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
For more information on any of these direct flights, visit the airlines’ websites at www.AllegiantAir.com and www.Spirit.com. For information on vacationing in Myrtle Beach, visit www.MyrtleBeachHotels.com.