Elite Airways executive vice president David Dowd took his first Myrtle Beach golf trip and thought to himself, “Now, I get what all the fuss is about.”
He returned to the area January 17, bringing a lot more than his buddies on a golf trip. In a press conference held at Myrtle Beach International Airport, Dowd announced Elite Airways was launching nonstop flight service to the Golf Capital of the World from Long Island (NY) MacArthur Airport, Albany (NY) International Airport, and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.
Flights from all three destinations will begin on April 5-6, providing golfers easy access to Myrtle Beach in the heart of the area’s ever-popular spring season. The seasonal service will run through the fall, Myrtle Beach’s second peak season, and fly two days per week.
Fares on Elite, a boutique airline that places a premium on customer experience, start at 9 and golf bags fly free. That’s not a typo, your golf bag can fly for free!
The flight schedule for each is as follows:
The Long Island (ISP) to Myrtle Beach flight will depart at 11 a.m. and arrive at 1:45 p.m. The return flight will depart Myrtle Beach (MYR) at 9 a.m. and arrive back in Long Island at 11:45 a.m.
The Albany (ALB) flight will leave at noon and land in MYR at 2:45. The return flight will depart at 10 a.m. and arrive back in Albany at 12:45 p.m.
The Long Island and Albany service will fly on Thursdays and Sundays.
The Newport News/Williamsburg (PHF) flight, which will fly on Fridays and Mondays, will leave at 12:15 p.m. and arrive in MYR two hours later. The returning flight will leave Myrtle Beach at 11 a.m. and arrive back at PGH at 1 p.m.
Beginning the service in April will allow golfers to be on the course just hours after departure – did you know there are nine courses within 10 miles of the airport?! – and with an average high temperature of 76 degrees, the weather is idyllic.
With Elite’s entry into the market, Myrtle Beach International Airport enjoys nonstop service to 43 markets on nine airlines.
Source: Recent Myrtle Beach Golf News