MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Although Myrtle Beach International Airport will remain open as Hurricane Florence approaches, all commercial flights have been canceled.
According to the airport's Twitter page, the last outbound flight took off at 5:47 a.m. Thursday.
An MYR press release states all air carriers operating at MYR have canceled commercial flights for Thursday and Friday.
Additionally, American Airlines and Spirit Airlines have extended their cancellations through Saturday, Sept. 15, the release stated.
In a statement released earlier this week, MYR said:
The Airport will remain open during Hurricane Florence; however, airlines may or may not operate. If your airline is operating, and you have a confirmed reservation, it is suggested that you arrive at the Airport a minimum of two-hours prior your flights scheduled departure time, if not earlier. The Airport is anticipating longer than normal wait-times at airline check-in and TSA checkpoint processing.
Prior coming to the Airport verify your flight status with your airlines, do not call the Airport. If you have flight reservations verify that your airline has your cell phone number and/or email address; your air carrier will notify you directly of flight changes. If you have questions about airline re-booking and/or cancellation policies visit your respective air carrier’s website, which directly address’ these questions.
On Wednesday, Spirit Airlines said that they were suspending all operations in and out of Myrtle Beach on Thursday and Friday ahead of Florence.
Due to #HurricaneFlorence we will suspend all operations in & out of @FlyMyrtleBeach on 9/13 & 9/14. We will reassess our operations for Sat 9/15 after the storm makes landfall. All Guests included in our travel advisory can reschedule their flights here: https://t.co/GgSa1WqULX pic.twitter.com/D6iiuoa9AX— Spirit Airlines (@SpiritAirlines) September 11, 2018
American Airlines tweeted Monday a list of destinations where travelers could be eligible to change their flights without being charged a change fee. Those locations are:
The change fee may be waived for those American Airlines travelers if they:
In a press release on Tuesday, Allegiant Air said:
Based on forecasted weather conditions, our scheduled service may be disrupted to and from the following cities on the dates indicated below.
Wednesday, September 12th - Sunday, September 16th.
Asheville, NC (AVL)
Charleston, SC (CHS)
Concord, NC (USA)
Greensboro, NC (GSO)
Greenville, SC (GSP)
Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR)
Norfolk, VA (ORF)
Richmond, VA (RIC)
Roanoke, VA (ROA)
Savannah, GA (SAV)
Passengers with reservations to / from any of the above cities, will be able to request a one-time change to their travel plans without incurring change / cancel fees. To do so, customers must call Allegiant Customer Care at 702-505-8888 at any time 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Itineraries must be changed within 14 days from this weather advisory for travel on any future open date to any city in the Allegiant network, excluding San Juan.
In advance of the upcoming severe weather impact expected from Hurricane Florence through the southeastern United States, the following flights have been canceled.
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