It's been nearly a year since the new Myrtle Beach International Airport Terminal opened. And the old terminal still sits vacant and abandoned.
The former ticketing and baggage claim areas were supposed to be repurposed and used as commercial office space, but attempts to market the facility to different businesses failed. The former gate area was supposed to be renovated and used to expand capacity, luring more flights and travelers. That hasn't happened either.
After spending more than 100 million dollars on a beautiful, state-of-the art airport, leaving the old airport to decay and detract from the new facility is unacceptable. It's time to finish the project. The old building should be torn down and the renovation of the old gate area should begin now.
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