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Breeze Airways to bring more flights to airport serving region, Pawleys Island

A new airline is now offering even more direct flights to the Pawleys Island area, so even more people can enjoy the beauty and history of America’s oldest seaside resort.

The Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), which is the closest major airport to Pawleys Island, has announced the expansion of flights by Breeze Airways, one of the newest airlines to join the airport’s fast-growing list of carriers.

Breeze, known for its commitment to making travel simple, affordable, and enjoyable, will offer flight options for travelers coming to Georgetown County’s Hammock Coast and other local coastal areas. 

Beginning in June, the airline will launch three new nonstop routes between MYR and Akron-Canton, Ohio; Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania; and Westchester County, New York. These new routes will bring Breeze Airways’ total number of destinations offered at MYR to seven, with flights also available to Charleston, West Virginia; Hartford, Connecticut; Providence, Rhode Island; and Tampa, Florida.

Beginning in February 2024, the airline launched twice weekly flights to and from Providence, Rhode Island. Starting May 2, Breeze will offer Thursday and Sunday flights between Hartford, Connecticut, and MYR. Additional twice-weekly flights to and from Tampa, Florida, and Charleston, West Virginia, will begin on May 10.

Breeze Airways is known for its commitment to making travel simple, affordable, and enjoyable. (Photo provided by Breeze Airways)

Mark Stevens, director of tourism development for the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce, said Breeze Airways is a welcome addition for the Pawleys Island area.

“We are so excited that Breeze Airways is expanding at the Myrtle Beach International Airport,” he said. “That means that even more people from other states can experience the beauty, history, and laid-back atmosphere of Pawleys Island.”

Judi Olmstead, director of airports at Myrtle Beach International Airport, said she is elated that Breeze Airways is set to take off from MYR, bringing new and exciting nonstop flights to high-demand markets.

“Our team listens to customer feedback and consistently strives to acquire new air service offerings and these destinations are some of the most requested by our valued travelers,” she said. “We look forward to partnering with Breeze and extend our sincere gratitude for their investment in our community.”

The Myrtle Beach International Airport is a gateway to the Hammock Coast. In addition to Breeze, MYR is served by Allegiant, American, Avelo, Delta, Frontier, Porter, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country and United. Learn more at:

Breeze provides nonstop service between underserved routes across the U.S. at affordable fares. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees and customized flight features, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Along with the new routes, Breeze is also currently offering 35 percent off base fares for roundtrip bookings using the promo code ‘BENICE,’ which is applicable also on the new routes into MYR.

Myrtle Beach International Airport serves South Carolina’s Hammock Coast. (Photo by Mark A. Stevens/Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce)

Recognized by Travel + Leisure readers as one of the Top 5 Best U.S. Airlines for the second consecutive year, Breeze offers guests both bundled and a la carte options known as Nice, Nicer and, on flights operated with the Airbus A220-300, Nicest. The Nicest bundle includes two checked bags, priority boarding and Breeze Ascent—the carrier’s premium inflight experience featuring 2×2 recliner-style seating and complimentary snacks and beverages, including alcohol.  

Breeze doesn’t charge change or cancellation fees up to 15 minutes prior to departure and offers other benefits such as free family seating and a la carte pricing. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Learn more about Breeze’s flight offerings via its website or the app.

Breeze Airways began service in May 2021 and has been ranked as one of the U.S.’ best domestic airlines for the last two years by Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards (#2 in 2022 and #4 in 2023).  Breeze offers a mix of more than 150 year-round and seasonal nonstop routes between 46 cities in 27 states.  Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, Breeze operates a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with a focus on providing efficient and affordable flights between secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times.

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By Clayton Stairs / tourism manager for the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce.