Officials: Winter storm didn't stop MYR's growth

Myrtle Beach International Airport (WPDE file)

Horry County Department of Airports reported that passenger volumes were up for the month of January, despite the wintry weather.

According to the release, the number of passengers that passed through Myrtle Beach International airport last month was 80,377. That's up 18.1 percent from last year's total of 68,066.

“The growth in January was fueled by American’s new nonstop air service from Washington DCA and Dallas-Ft Worth, plus Spirit’s and United’s new service from Newark to the Grand Strand," said Scott Van Moppes, director of airports.

"Despite the impact of Winter Storm Grayson forcing airlines to cancel numerous flights at MYR and around the Southeast, January passenger traffic at the Myrtle Beach International Airport was the strongest since 2011," he said.

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