This spring, Spirit Airlines will begin offering nonstop service from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach.
Beginning on Thursday, March 21, the airline will operate flights from Pittsburgh International Airport to Myrtle Beach International Airport in time for spring break.
Spirit claims that the new route expands its Pittsburgh airport service to nine nonstop locations.
On April 10, the airline will also start operating nonstop flights from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport to Myrtle Beach.
From Pittsburgh International Airport, which recently saw a significant expansion from Frontier Airlines, airlines are continuing to add routes. Four nonstop flights to Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Raleigh-Durham will start operating in mid-May. According to officials, the expansion will bring in $72 million for the area.
In November, Icelandair declared that it would begin operating nonstop flights from Pittsburgh to Reykjavík, Iceland, for the upcoming year. The airport claimed that from June 2017 until January 2019, WOW Air, a start-up airline, had nonstop service to Iceland. The route was well received by leisure travelers, which the airport claimed encouraged Icelandair to enter the market.
Most recently, low-cost carrier Breeze Airways declared that on May 3, it will begin seasonal nonstop service to San Diego.
A 2019 research, according to PennDOT, revealed that the aviation sector employs over 226,000 people in the state and contributes over $34 billion to the state’s economy yearly. According to Governor Josh Shapiro, the airport serves as “an important gateway and economic engine for Western Pennsylvania.”