The Myrtle Beach International Airport is looking to expand.
The airport is working on a 20-year plan that would more than double the number of gates, but some of the details of the plan are still a little “up in the air.”
“MYR is well above most every other airport in terms of recovery,” said Horry County Director of Airports Scott Van Moppes during a Myrtle Beach Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday.
Officials Myrtle Beach International Airport said they feel comfortable with the steady recovery from the early part of the coronavirus pandemic. So much so, airport leaders are starting to “carry on” to the future again.
“As you can see, by the red numbers on your screen, two years from now, according to the forecast, we’re going to be undersized for the number of people traveling through the airport,” said Van Moppes.
The airport is putting together a 20-year plan to try to keep up with the number of passengers.
While some parts of the plan still don’t have an “ETA,” the airport took it before the Myrtle Beach Planning Commission for some input.
“Unlike Charleston and a lot of other airports, we’re blessed with a lot of area,” said Van Moppes.
The plan currently has two proposals for terminal expansions – both would nearly, or more than, double the 13 gates the airport has right now. One would call for 23 gates, the other for 25.
Both would build a new set of gates on the east side of the airport.
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