Facts about Myrtle Beach International Airport
In 1937, Myrtle Beach Municipal Airport was built, however it was taken over by the United States Army Air Corps in 1940 military base. Commercial flights began in 1976 and shared the runway the air base closed in 1993. Since then the airport has been named Myrtle Beach International Airport. In 2010 plans to build a new terminal were approved.
Myrtle Beach International Airport is a county-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles southwest of the central business district of Myrtle Beach, in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. Wikipedia
Address: 1100 Jetport Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone: (843) 448-1589
Owner: Horry County, South Carolina
Based aircraft (2017): 50
Aircraft operations (2017): 112,421
Serves: Myrtle Beach
A man-made island, Myrtle Beach has been separated from the continental United States since 1936 by the Intracoastal Waterway, forcing the city and area in general to develop within a small distance from the coast. In part due to this separation, the area directly west of Myrtle Beach across the waterway remained primarily rural, whereas its northern and southern ends were bordered by other developed tourist towns, North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach. Since then, the inland portion of the Myrtle Beach area has developed dramatically and the beach itself is developing westward.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.55 square miles
Highly paid consultants are preparing to gaze into a crystal ball of facts and figures to forecast future passenger numbers at the Myrtle Beach International Airport, which will also indicate the potential growth of tourism across the Grand Strand.
The goal of this new master plan is to predict development needs from passenger growth through the airport over the next 20 years.
It’s only been ten years since the last study was completed, but officials say a lot has changed since then while tourism visits continue to rise across the Myrtle Beach area.It will take one year to draft the study, plus an additional six months before it is presented to the county for approval. The plan must be approved by the county, as well as the FAA, before it is put into action.
1100 Jetport Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
9:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
Phone: (843) 916-0438
Fax: (843) 916-0442
Directions to Port Office:
HWY 501 or HWY 17
WHEN ENTERING MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. FROM HWY 501 OR HWY 17,THE AIRPORT IS LOCATED ON HWY 17 SOUTH OFF OF HARRISON BLVD.