MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach International Airport has been ranked among the cheapest airports in the country, when it comes to average airfare prices so far this summer, but some passengers think that ranking is misleading.
According to Cheapflights.com, MYR ranks ninth out of 101 airports in terms of average airfare price during the month of June. The average ticket at MYR will set you back $287.
The low average airfare price may be due to the fact Spirit Airlines carries most of the flights out of MYR. The low-cost carrier has several non-stop flights to the northeast and those flights will not break your wallet.
According to Kayak.com, passengers can fly from MYR to Philadelphia for $215 at the end of August. You could also fly to Atlantic City for a little less than $250.
"Myrtle Beach's airport now has a couple airlines that fly direct to a lot of a places we like to go to and that makes a big difference plus their flights are less expensive," added flier Pat Brown. "Depending on where we are going usually can be anywhere from 200-400 dollars."
Despite the ranking, some passengers told WMBF News if they are not flying Spirit non-stop on the east coast their prices skyrocket.
A quick check on Kayak.com showed those passengers may be right. At the end of August, passengers heading to Kansas City from MYR can expect to pay more than $460 and they could pay even more to get to New Orleans where tickets are $530 each.