Myrtle Beach International Airport has near-record setting arrivals in 2014

Myrtle Beach International Airport posted a near-record year in 2014, and airport officials say 2015 looks “strong.”

There were 876,923 passengers who arrived at MYR in 2014, which was 1,257 less than the airport’s record year in 2011, said Kirk Lovell, spokesman for the airport.

The airport got off to a great start last spring when additional flights on carriers like Allegiant, which established a temporary hub in Myrtle Beach this summer and doubled the number of cities it serves from here.

Numbers continued to grow through the summer as about 7,000 more passengers flew to Myrtle Beach in July than they did in July 2013, according to airport statistics. For the year through July, about 532,502 passengers flew into Myrtle Beach, about 34,730 more passengers than the same seven months in 2013.