MYRTLE BEACH DIRECT AIR AND TOURS EXPANDS SERVICE AT PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
PITTSBURGH, PA (September 13, 2007) – After outstanding success in its first season of operation at Pittsburgh International Airport, Myrtle Beach Direct Air and Tours has made three exciting announcements in relation to its expansion of service.
“We have had more than 50,000 passengers, which is a good start and good indicator,” said Myrtle Beach Direct Air and Tours President Ed Warneck. “We’re listening to our customers, who want more direct flights to new destinations.”
That positive customer feedback has led to the following developments: Myrtle Beach Direct Air will extend its Pittsburgh International Airport fall schedule through the winter months to continue service year round. It will also add a third flight to its spring schedule beginning in March.
To mark the extended service, discounted fares starting at $79 will be available for flights from November 1st through November 16th. These fares can be booked today. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-432-DIRECT (3473) or accessing the company’s website at www.myrtlebeachdirectair.com.
“We’re very pleased that our program has progressed to this point,” stated Judy Tull, CEO. “Since early March our passenger’s have consistently increased and this has been a main factor in extending to year round service.”
St. Petersburg, Fla. will become Myrtle Beach Direct Air’s newest destination from Pittsburgh International Airport. The winter schedule beginning December 19th will include direct flights from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach and continuing to the new destination St. Petersburg / Clearwater (PIE), FL. On March 6th, an additional 737-400 “Next Generation” aircraft will begin flying non-stop to Myrtle Beach three times per week with two non-stop flights to St. Petersburg – Clearwater.
Myrtle Beach Direct Air has also announced that special flights have also been added during the Thanksgiving week and ensuing holidays.
“We are very pleased about Myrtle Beach Direct Air’s success at Pittsburgh International Airport,” said Allegheny County Airport Authority Executive Director Kent G. George said. “The public has responded enthusiastically to the service to this popular destination.”
Myrtle Beach Direct Air utilizes Boeing 737-400 “Next Generation” aircraft, which has a seating capacity of 150 all leather seats including 12 first-class and can accommodate baggage and golf equipment associated with resort destinations.