New Flights to Myrtle Beach Means More Airways, Fairways for Golfers


Playing world-class golf in world-famous Myrtle Beach, South Carolina just got a whole lot easier … and less expensive. With the spring golf season getting into full swing, six airlines recently announced the expansion of direct service to and from Myrtle Beach and a dozen different cities.

With Myrtle Beach International Airport already welcoming more than 1 million passengers in 2017, the latest announcement is sure to be an even bigger boon to the Grand Strand and golfers everywhere. Already known as one of the most affordable golf destinations in the world, Myrtle Beach now opens its airways and fairways to a new bloc of golfers.

Some airlines are offering discounted introductory flights for as low as $49 one way, but the specials are limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. These additional flights mean more than 50 destinations now offer direct service to and from Myrtle Beach. Here’s a list of the airlines providing new direct flights to Myrtle Beach:

• Allegiant Airlines is making it easier for folks from Music City USA and the Kentucky Derby Capital to visit Myrtle Beach. Allegiant recently added three new direct routes from Myrtle Beach to its lineup – Louisville (KY), Nashville (TN) and Flint (MI). All three routes will begin in early June.

• American Airlines is adding non-stop flights between Myrtle Beach and Dallas-Fort Worth beginning in early April. The weekly flights will run each Saturday, departing Myrtle Beach at 3:15 p.m. and giving golfers enough time to squeeze in 18 holes in the morning before boarding.

• Elite Airlines begins round-trip service to Upstate New York (Albany) and the Long Island area (White Plains) starting in early April, as well as the Tidewater region of Virginia (Newport News).

• Frontier Airlines has added four non-stop routes to and from Myrtle Beach beginning in May. -Providence (RI), Trenton (NJ), Ipslip-Long Island (NY), and a cross-country connection with Denver (CO).

• Spirit Airlines now provides two new direct flights to and from major tourism destinations – Dallas-Fort Worth and Minneapolis-St. Paul – both beginning in April.

• Sun County Airlines announced it is offering direct flight service between Myrtle Beach and Minneapolis-St. Paul starting in April.

Those new direct flights are in addition to existing non-stop destinations offered by other airlines that service Myrtle Beach International. Other round-trip possibilities to play non-stop golf on the Grand Strand include:

* Allegiant: Allentown (PA), Bellville (IL), Cincinnati (OH), Clarksburg (WV), Cleveland (OH), Columbus (OH), Dayton (OH), Fort Wayne (IN), Harrisburg (PA), Huntington (WV), Indianapolis (IN), Lexington (KY), Newbergh (NY), Pittsburgh (PA), Syracuse (NY).

* American: Charlotte (NC), Chicago (IL), New York (NY), Philadelphia (PA), Washington (DC).

* Delta: Atlanta (GA), Boston (MA), Detroit (MI), New York (NY).

* Porter: Toronto (ONT).

* Spirit: Akron (OH), Atlantic City (NJ), Baltimore (MD), Boston (MA), Charleston (WV), Chicago (IL), Cleveland (OH), Columbus (OH), Dallas (TX), Detroit (MI), Fort Lauderdale (FL), Hartford (CT), Latrobe (PA), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN), New York (NY), Niagara Falls (NY), Plattsburg (NY).

* United: Chicago (IL), Newark (NJ).

* WestJet: Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN).

With so many direct flight opportunities, there’s never been a better time to escape to Myrtle Beach for a golf getaway. Book your flight plan , accommodations and tee times now with a golf package and enjoy the savings, benefits and world-class golf on the Grand Strand. Select from a pre-arranged packed for big discounts, or build your own dream package by playing the courses on your bucket list.

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