Severe weather nationwide delays Spirit flights at MYR

Severe thunderstorms nationwide crippled a portion of Spirit Airlines’ flight staff causing a ripple effect at Myrtle Beach International Airport.

The delays, some reportedly three days long, come at the kick off of the summer tourist season for the airport’s largest airline carrier.

Hundreds of passengers Wednesday watched as flights on Spirit Airlines to popular return destinations from the Grand Strand to New York, Philadelphia and Chicago go from delayed to, in some cases, canceled. Paul Berry, spokesman for Spirit, said the delays were caused by severe weather throughout the country that stalled pilots and flight attendants for up to three days.