Travel plans up in the air after Spirit cancels direct Charleston to Myrtle Beach flight

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Travelers preparing to head to Myrtle Seashore, South Carolina, from Charleston for summer months getaway will want to discover another form of transportation.

West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) declared Wednesday that Spirit Airlines canceled the direct flight from the airport to Myrtle Beach front.

The pause stems from a blend of air targeted traffic management issues and staffing shortages inside Spirit.

Airport spokeswoman Rachel Urbanski stated the airline told the airport there’s been an uptick in holidaymakers heading to Florida, where Spirit is headquartered.

She added Florida has had a rise in bad temperature, creating 115 several hours of air targeted traffic delays in April when compared with 22 hours of delays in April 2019.

The Myrtle Seaside flight was scheduled to fly out 2 times a week starting off Memorial Day through Labor Day.

It is a disappointment to quite a few West Virginians who recurrent the Grand Strand.

“Growing up, that was the family’s response, to get their youngsters to Myrtle Beach, that’s what they bear in mind,” reported Derek McClure, a Poca resident.

“I generally look at is to see if it’s very affordable to generate with fuel price ranges heading up [I don’t know].”

He prepared to fly to Myrtle Seaside this summer season to go on a relatives tradition.

“My household has a timeshare and they have timeshares all throughout as a result of the boardwalk, so they go about each and every 12 months,” he stated.

Urbanski stated the cuts with Spirit are occurring nationwide and there was very little CRW could do to stop the cancellation.

”All people delays lead to disruption in the total Spirit community and sadly Spirit made the decision to cut our Myrtle Beach front flight,” she stated.

“We loathe to see that our Myrtle Beach front flight has usually been full, wholly whole and we are assured and beneficial that Spirit will be again next yr to service people Myrtle Beach front flights.”

As for summer 2022, McClure said he’ll have a ton to take into consideration before reserving any holidays.

“Drive’s challenging, I mean six hours takes absent a lot of your family vacation,” he mentioned.

“So I consider the slice, will harm a lot of people today.”

Urbanski claimed the existing Spirit flight from CRW to Orlando is not affected by the cuts.

Akron, Ohio, also experienced flights slash at its airport.

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