Spirit now serving the Hammock Coast with new flights from New Hampshire
Passengers can now look forward to “More Go” on Spirit Airlines with new daily flights between Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and the Myrtle Beach International Airport, one of three airports serving the Hammock Coast.
MYR travelers will benefit from easy access to Manchester, conveniently located less than 50 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts, and less than an hour’s drive from the region’s most popular ski areas, scenic seacoast beaches and peaceful lakefront resorts. Alternatively, New Hampshire locals looking for fun and sun can enjoy easy access to 60 miles of beautiful coastline along the Grand Strand and the Hammock Coast.
The Hammock Coast boasts some of the best beaches in the South, fascinating historic sites and 12 public golf courses that have been named some of the best in the United States.
“The start of Spirit’s service … is a historic day for Manchester-Boston Regional Airport,” said Airport Director Ted Kitchens.
“These new nonstop flights are an exciting addition to our current offerings and will provide vital air service opportunities to better serve the growing demand for travel between New Hampshire and” the Grand Strand region, said Scott Van Moppes, MYR’s director of airports.
The Myrtle Beach International Airport is a gateway to the Hammock Coast, Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. MYR is owned by Horry County and operated by the Department of Airports. MYR is served by Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Porter, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country and United.
The Hammock Coast, located to the south of Myrtle Beach and north of Charleston, is served by there airports — Myrtle Beach International, Charleston International and Georgetown County Airport.
MYR is considered one of the best airports in the United States and is the closest major airport to the Hammock Coast. With a growing number of passengers each year, the number of visitors flying to the Hammock Coast is also increasing. More than 3.2 million passengers came through MYR in 2021 — a record! Direct flights are available from larger cities, such as Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and more. Ten airlines serve the airport, including Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Avelo. Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Porter Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, along with nine rental car brands.
CHS is located in North Charleston, about 19 miles from the City of Charleston and about 75 miles from the Hammock Coast. The largest and busiest airport in South Carolina, Charleston International Airport sees more than five million passengers annually. Nine airlines serve the airport, including Alaska Airlines, Avelo, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, JetBlue, American Eagle, United, United Express, and Southwest, along with eight rental car brands.
The Hammock Coast is also served by the publicly owned Georgetown County Airport (GGE), which can accommodate smaller planes and jets. The airport is located at 129 Airport Road, south of the city of Georgetown, just outside the city limits on U.S. Highway 17. Nearly 150 flights are logged at the airport each day.
Georgetown County’s casual charm and Southern hospitality earned it the nickname Hammock Coast. Adventure and relaxation blend together in perfect harmony, like the flowing and ebbing of waves on the county’s famed beaches. With six communities – Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island, Georgetown and Andrews – comprising the pristine coastal area between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, visitors can experience South Carolina’s Hammock Coast like never before.
By Mark A. Stevens for South Carolina’s Hammock Coast®