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Canadian Carrier to Start Flights to Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach will have nonstop flights to Canada this summer on a carrier new to the Grand Strand, officials announced Monday.


WestJet, a Canadian-based airline that serves 81 destinations in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, will start flying nonstop routes to Toronto Pearson International Airport on May 2.

The flights, on Thursdays and Sundays, will leave Toronto at 9:30 a.m. and arrive at Myrtle Beach International Airport at 11:35 a.m., then leave Myrtle Beach at 12:20 p.m. and arrive in Toronto at 2:14 p.m.


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“Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular destinations for Canadian vacationers, with more than 90 kilometres of picturesque beaches, world-class golf and warm southern hospitality,” Chris Avery, WestJet’s vice president of network planning, alliances and corporate development, said in a news release. “The baggage capacity of our 737 aircraft is ideal for those traveling with golf clubs and our one free checked bag is popular with leisure travelers.”

WestJet was founded in 1996 as a regional carrier in Canada with three planes flying to five cities. It has grown to have a fleet of about 100 Boeing aircraft serving 81 destinations.


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