MEDIA STATEMENT

With the merger of US Airways and American Airlines expected to be completed Dec. 9, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:
 
"The merger of two successful legacy carriers like US Airways and American Airlines could mean long-term benefits for both our airport and the Myrtle Beach area as a whole. In the future, the merger could open up new markets and new routes. For now, visitors will have broader access getting to and from the Grand Strand."

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About The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the MBACC its five-star accreditation, one of only several chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com.