Myrtle Beach airport talking with Charlotte firm to renovate old terminal

Horry County officials announced Friday it is in talks with Charlotte, N.C.-based Southside Constructors for the planned renovation of the old terminal at Myrtle Beach International Airport.

The renovation of the old terminal was planned as the new $118 million, 274,000-square-foot terminal opened in 2013. The need for more gates is already there, Horry County officials said, but the added gates will come in handy for what airport officials are hearing will be a “really good season” in 2015.

“We are anticipating, what we hear from the airlines, is we’re going to have a really good season next year and that we’ll be using gates 3 and 4,” said Pat Apone, director of the Horry County Department of Airports.