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Official Groundbreaking
June 6, 2024

Myrtle Beach International Airport Breaks Ground On Six-Gate Terminal Expansion

The Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) held a Terminal Expansion Project Groundbreaking on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, to commemorate the start of construction on a $90 million Terminal-A expansion project that's expected to take approximately 18 months.

Once complete, the expansion will add 50,000 square feet of terminal space and create six new gates.

According to Horry County Director of Airports Judi Olmstead, the project could increase passenger growth by 3 percent and potentially add more direct flights to additional locations across the U.S.

What's more, terminal A will be upgraded with new flooring, renovated restrooms, improved signage and additional concessions.

Executive Director of South Carolina Aeronautics Gary Siegfried said the expansion will add new jobs at the airport. “Those jobs are going to cross all sectors, not just construction but engineering and architecture, project management, project administration and these jobs are going to ripple through the economy,” Siegfried said. “They’re going to put money into this city, money into this county and everybody in Myrtle Beach is going to feel the impacts.”

Karen Riordan, CEO and President of Visit Myrtle Beach, noted that the additional gates will provide new flights for both locals and visitors throughout the year. Currently, approximately five percent of all visitors to the Grand Strand arrive by plane and over 3 million passengers utilize the airport each year. With new gates and additional flights on the horizon, the airport will be able to service more visitors by plane as opposed to driving in.