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      MYR expansion taking shape


      Myrtle Beach International Airport's expansion is starting to take shape. Airport officials said today the $118 million project is on schedule.


      Construction started in May of 2010 and should be finished next January.


      Contractors have already started putting up exterior walls. The new terminal will more than double the airport's size, adding seven boarding gates.


      "We'll use it all, eventually, if we keep growing the way we have. Myrtle Beach International has grown throughout the recession, which is unique in the industry," says Ken Hawk, an MYR engineer.


      Airport officials say last year more than 880,000 people came to Myrtle Beach through the airport, the most in airport history.

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