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Myrtle Beach airport now South Carolina’s busiest airport

August 18, 2021 GMT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Myrtle Beach International Airport has been the busiest airport in South Carolina this summer.

The airport set a record for passenger traffic with more than 500,000 total passengers in July, WBTW-TV reported. That’s the highest monthly passenger count ever recorded at an airport in South Carolina’s history.

Total passenger traffic for July totaled nearly 550,000 — a 49% increase over July 2019, airport officials said.