Direct Air will suspend its service to Myrtle Beach, S.C. from Lakeland on October 1, said the Gene Conrad, the Lakeland Regional Airport Director, on Wednesday.
But the airline will restart flights in spring and plans to add one additional service from Lakeland.
Conrad said that Hagerstown and Myrtle Beach flights were grouped together, so when Hagerstown flights turned seasonal, making Myrtle Beach flight seasonal made sense. “It’s a seasonal market, and it doesn’t make sense to fly to Myrtle Beach in the winter”, said Conrad. The airline cancelled its flight to Hagerstown in August, but plans to also resume those in the spring
Direct Air also flies to Niagara Falls and Springfield, also Plattsburg, N.Y., are expected to begin on November 10.
Conrad also said that on November, the number of flights to Niagara Falls will increase from three to five per week, while the number of flights to Plattsburg duplicated.