MYR History

Originally built as a Air Force Base in 1940, the military history of Myrtle Beach International airport is still apparent in existing hangars.  In fact, the former General Aviation terminal was formerly Base Operations for the AFB squadrons.

In 1992, when the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base was closed, plans were made to develop the area for civilian use.  The MYR General Aviation Terminal was open to welcome general aviation passengers and has grown ever since.

The MYR GAT still welcomes significant military traffic and is often used as a re-fueling station for various military exercises.

Now, you will find modern facillities, brand new T-hangars, and an upgraded ramp.