Southwest Airlines Adds 10 Nonstop Flights to Myrtle Beach

Southwest Airlines has announced dates for nonstop flights from 10 cities to Myrtle Beach, and golf bags will fly free to the “Golf Capital of the World” starting May 23.

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina – Southwest Airlines has announced launch dates for nonstop flights from 10 cities here to Myrtle Beach. Along with Southwest’s Grand Strand-bound passengers, golf bags will fly free.

Southwest will begin providing year-round service to Myrtle Beach near the end of this year’s peak spring season.

Beginning May 23, 2021, Southwest will begin nonstop service between Myrtle Beach and Baltimore, MD (BWI), Chicago, IL (MDW), and Nashville, TN (BNA).

Nonstop service to Dallas, TX (DAL) and Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) will begin on May 29. Service to five additional destinations will begin on June 6, 2021 and include: Atlanta, GA (ATL), Columbus, OH (CMH), Indianapolis, IN (IND), Kansas City, MO (MCI) and St. Louis, MO (STL).

In addition to the nonstop offerings, Myrtle Beach is accessible on Southwest Airlines this summer from more than cities through same-plane and connecting itineraries.


Six of Southwest’s 10 flights to Myrtle Beach will come from the Central Time Zone, providing Myrtle Beach a nonstop to link to the golf-crazed Midwest.

“Southwest Airlines coming to Myrtle Beach is great news for golfers,” said Bill Golden, CEO of Golf Tourism Solutions, the agency responsible for promoting Myrtle Beach as a golf destination. “The decision to begin service from 10 different markets is a testament to the destination’s strength. While Myrtle Beach has long been popular amongst golfers from the Midwest, the flights from St. Louis, Nashville and Kansas City, in particular, are a game-changer for us in those markets.”

Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career includes covering Major League Baseball, the NFL and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the web site for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California. He lives in Delray Beach, Fla, and can be reached at

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