Myrtle Beach, SC’s Top Airline Expands with More Nonstop Routes

Company Release - 12/12/2018 10:00 AM ET

MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Myrtle Beach’s most traveled airline is growing again as Spirit Airlines adds three new nonstop routes!  Beginning May 2, 2019, Spirit (NYSE: SAVE) will add nonstop flights connecting Myrtle Beach to Indianapolis, Houston, and Kansas City just in time for a summer getaway.  Nonstop routes between Myrtle Beach and Indianapolis will operate three times weekly, while the routes to Houston and Kansas City will operate twice weekly.

Spirit Airlines has a long history in Myrtle Beach, starting service at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in 1996 and growing ever since.  More than two decades later, Spirit is now the largest carrier at the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), with over half of all passengers flying on a Spirit flight.  The airline is now slated to serve 23 destinations from Myrtle Beach with their well-known affordable fares.  Between 2016 and 2019, the airline’s traffic in and out of Myrtle Beach International Airport is projected to grow by nearly 40 percent. 

“Myrtle Beach is an incredibly successful destination for Spirit Airlines and as the airline grows it only makes sense that we would continue our growth there,” said Matt Klein, Spirit Airlines’ Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.  “Myrtle Beach has proven to be a highly desirable leisure destination, offering beautiful beaches and world-renowned golf courses.  Now even more of our guests can experience all of what the area has to offer.”

“Today’s announcement by Spirit Airlines to add more nonstop air service options is fantastic news for Myrtle Beach, SC and our entire region,” said Scott Van Moppes, Director of Airports for Horry County. “With this announcement of flights between Indianapolis, Houston, Kansas City and the Myrtle Beach International Airport, we welcome nonstop air service to our 50th market! When passengers travel they search for convenient and affordable flights. Now that you can fly from 50 different airports to Myrtle Beach, getting here has never been easier. Reaching the BIG 50 is a significant milestone, unmatched in the State of South Carolina, and we thank Spirit for its continued commitment to MYR and the entire Grand Strand.”

Myrtle Beach (MYR) to/fromStarts:Frequency:
Indianapolis, IN (IND)May 2, 20193x weekly
Houston, TX (IAH)May 3, 20192x weekly
Kansas City, MO (MCI)May 4, 20192x weekly

This latest expansion announcement comes just after Spirit announced it would be launching service in Indianapolis, Indiana, Austin, Texas, Jacksonville, Florida and Cali, Colombia, as well as expanding its Caribbean service throughout its network.  The airline is also in the process of installing state-of-the-art high-speed satellite-based Wi-Fi to its entire fleet.

About Spirit Airlines: 
Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky while providing an extraordinary Guest experience.  We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare.  This allows every Guest to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments – something we call À La Smarte.  We make it possible for our Guests to venture farther, travel more often, and discover more than ever before.  Our Fit Fleet™ is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S.  We operate more than 600 daily flights to 70 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving the communities we serve.  Come save with us at spirit.com.  At Spirit Airlines, we go.  We go for you.

Contact:
Derek Dombrowski
(305) 916-6065
derek.dombrowski@spirit.com

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Source: Spirit Airlines, Inc.