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Southwest Airlines Announces New Destinations from Myrtle Beach International Airport

  By  Ashley Daniels

Southwest Airlines Announces New Destinations from Myrtle Beach International Airport

Myrtle Beach, SC, March 25, 2021 – Daily, year-round service will arrive in time for summer vacations this year on Southwest Airlines. Today, the airline announced ten (10) new nonstop destinations from the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR).

Beginning May 23, 2021, passengers will be able to travel to: Baltimore, MD (BWI), Chicago, IL (MDW), and Nashville, TN (BNA); and additional nonstop service to Dallas, TX (DAL) and Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) will begin May 29. Service to five (5) additional destinations will launch on June 6, 2021, which include: Atlanta, GA (ATL), Columbus, OH (CMH), Indianapolis, IN (IND), Kansas City, MO (MCI), and St. Louis, MO (STL). In addition to their nonstop offerings, Myrtle Beach is accessible on Southwest Airlines this summer from 50+ cities through same-plane and connecting itineraries.

The frequency of new air service is as follows:

Atlanta, GA (ATL), 1x Daily
Nashville, TN (BNA), 2x Daily
Baltimore, MD (BWI), 3x Daily
Chicago, IL (MDW), 2x Daily
Columbus, OH (CMH), 5x Weekly
Indianapolis, IN (IND), 5x Weekly
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT), 5x Weekly
Dallas, TX (DAL), 2x Weekly
Kansas City, MO (MCI), 2x Weekly
St. Louis, MO (STL), 2x Weekly

“We are thrilled beyond measure with Southwest’s decision to introduce service to so many great markets from MYR,” said Scott Van Moppes, Director of Airports. He added, “Demand for travel to/from the Grand Strand is growing at a rapid pace and we look forward to the opportunity to serve even more customers, thanks to the ample air service opportunities provided through the expansive Southwest network.”

MBACC President and CEO Karen Riordan said, “Southwest’s announcement regarding these fantastic destinations will greatly open up new travel opportunities for our residents and businesses. At the same time, these key markets will allow us to welcome many more visitors who can now explore Myrtle Beach for their family vacations, special events, sports travel, and business meetings. This is a true win/win for our area as we all work to recover this year and grow in years to come.”

The addition of Southwest means that MYR will now have 9 airlines. MYR is currently served by Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Porter, Sun Country, Spirit, and United.

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 MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, Socastee, and Carolina Forest. For more information, visit

About the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)

The Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is the gateway to Myrtle Beach, SC, and the Grand Strand. MYR is owned by Horry County and operated by the Department of Airports. Learn more at

Ashley Daniels

Ashley Daniels of Myrtle Beach is a full-time freelance writer, editor, wife, and mother of three sons (not necessarily in that order), and two fur babies. A native of Eastern PA, Ashley received her bachelor’s in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and her MA in Writing from Coastal Carolina University. Today, her folio boasts nearly 25 years of regional and nationally published printed magazine features, blogs, and web copy for a lineup of clients on the East Coast, and ADDY award-winning copywriting. For more info, visit