The Department of Airports is committed to serving the public by effectively and efficiently utilizing the talents of its staff and other resources to plan, develop and safely operate the County Airport System to enhance and support air commerce and economic development in Horry County and our region.


The Department of Airports is an agency of Horry County and receives its funding for operations and maintenance of County airports through user fees and charges on aeronautical activities at the airport. No County general fund taxes are used to support the airports. Partial funding for most major capital improvements is obtained through the Federal Aviation Administration and from South Carolina Division of Aeronautics. The Department is the largest airport system in the state, with four airports located throughout the County.

Our Airports

  • Myrtle Beach International Airport MYR

    Visit Website - The Myrtle Beach International Airport is a full-service facility that serves as the gateway to the Grand Strand. We are committed to providing a clean, safe and passenger-friendly facility that is capable of meeting current travel needs while aggressively planning for the future aviation requirements of visitors to the Myrtle Beach area.

    The Myrtle Beach International Airport is owned by Horry County and operated by the Department of Airports. Myrtle Beach International Airport is under the day-to-day management and direction of the Director of Airports who reports directly to the Horry County Administrator. Below is a list of key airport personnel.

    • Director of Airports - Pat Apone, A.A.E.
    • Assistant Director of Airports - Kirk W. Lovell
    • Assistant Director of Airports - Scott Van Moppes, A.A.E.
    • Assistant Director of Airports - Jason Terreri IAP, A.A.E., ACE
  • Myrtle Beach Aviation

    Visit Website - The general aviation fixed based operator located at the Myrtle Beach International Airport can be reached at 843-477-1860.
  • Conway-Horry County Airport HYW

    Located on Hwy 378, five miles west of the County seat of Conway, this airport serves general aviation aircraft with parking, refueling, and maintenance.  You man contact the Horry County Airport at (843) 397-9111.
  • Grand Strand Airport CRE

    Located in the City of North Myrtle Beach between Highway 17 Business and the Intracoastal Waterway, this airport serves private and corporate aircraft with parking and refueling. The fixed base operator, North Myrtle Beach Aviation, located at this airport can be reached at: 843-272-5337, 800-433-8918, or
  • Loris-Twin Cities Airport

    Located on Hwy 701, two miles northeast of Loris, is an unattended, public use airport.

Department Well

Airport Director
Pat Apone
Phone: (843) 448-1580
Fax: (843) 626-9096
Mailing Address
1100 Jetport Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Physical Address
1100 Jetport Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Office Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday