Myrtle Beach Flights Return to Fort Wayne Airport

March 27th, 2013

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March 27, 2013

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Fort Wayne, Ind. -- The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority is pleased to announce the return of non-stop service to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina via Allegiant. The seasonal service between Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is booking now for travel beginning Thursday, May 16, 2013.

Allegiant will operate two flights per week, departing FWA on Thursdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and arriving at MYR at 3:35 p.m. Return service from MYR will depart at 4:20 p.m. and arrive into FWA at 6 p.m.

"We are very excited Allegiant is resuming non-stop service to Myrtle Beach this summer. This route has continually done well in our market and we hope 2013 is no different," said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. "Allegiant has been a great partner for FWA. Myrtle Beach is one of four affordable vacation destinations they offer the community."

Allegiant began service between FWA and MYR in April 2010. The service has been very successful with nearly 24,000 passengers having flown between the two airports since the route began. Home to world©\class golf, 60 miles of sandy beaches, exciting entertainment, and family attractions, Myrtle Beach offers the ideal vacation experience, welcoming nearly 14 million visitors annually. For additional information on the Myrtle Beach area, go to

Allegiant also offers convenient, non-stop flights from FWA to Orlando/Sanford, Tampa/St. Pete, and Punta Gorda/Fort Myers, Florida. To book travel for any of Allegiant¡¯s destinations from FWA, visit their website at or call 1-702-505-8888.

About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. Since FWACAA¡¯s inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of an Air Trade Center and Foreign Trade Zone to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA¡¯s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six¨Cmember board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit

Source: Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority