Golf bags will fly free to the golf capital of the World

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (April 17, 2021) – Southwest Airlines has announced launch dates for nonstop flights from 10 cities to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and along with Southwest’s Grand Strand-bound passengers, golf bags will fly free to the “Golf Capital of the World.”

One of America’s most popular airlines, Southwest will begin providing year-round service to Myrtle Beach near the end of this year’s peak spring season.

Beginning May 23, 2021, Southwest will launch nonstop service between Myrtle Beach and Baltimore, MD (BWI), Chicago, IL (MDW), and Nashville, TN (BNA); and additional nonstop service to  Dallas,  TX  (DAL)  and Pittsburgh,  PA (PIT) will  begin  May  29.

Service  to  five  (5)  additional destinations will begin on June 6, 2021 and include: Atlanta, GA (ATL), Columbus, OH (CMH), Indianapolis, IN (IND), Kansas City, MO (MCI) and St. Louis, MO (STL). In addition to the nonstop offerings, Myrtle Beach is accessible on Southwest Airlines this summer from 50+ cities through same-plane and connecting itineraries.

Six of Southwest’s 10 flights to Myrtle Beach will come from the Central Time Zone, providing Myrtle Beach a nonstop to link to the golf-crazed Midwest.

“Southwest Airlines coming to Myrtle Beach is great news for golfers,” said Bill Golden, CEO of Golf Tourism Solutions, the agency responsible for promoting Myrtle Beach as a golf destination. 

“The decision to begin service from 10 different markets is a testament to the destination’s strength. While Myrtle Beach has long been popular amongst golfers from the Midwest, the flights from St. Louis, Nashville and Kansas City, in particular, are a game-changer for us in those markets.”

Myrtle Beach International Airport enjoys nonstop flights from 50+ cities, more than any airport in South Carolina, and it’s home to the Palmetto State’s lowest average fares.

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