The carrier will fly to Myrtle Beach International Airport from Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo, and Columbus in Ohio; Indianapolis; Louisville; Nashville; and Springfield, Illinois. Vision...

Vision Airlines is launching non-stop, seasonal 737 jet service to the beach resort destination of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina from eight U.S. cities on May 31.

The carrier will fly to Myrtle Beach International Airport (IATA code MYR) from Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo, and Columbus in Ohio; Indianapolis; Louisville; Nashville; and Springfield, Illinois. Vision Airlines is now selling seats for flights from May 31 through October 31, 2012.

Vision Airlines’ fares to Myrtle Beach start at $109 each-way, including all taxes and fees. Tickets and complete vacation packages may be purchased at or through the Vision Airlines call center at 1-877-FLY-A-JET (1-877-359-2538). Customers may also contact their local travel agents for more information.

Vision Airlines, which specialized in sightseeing tours of the Grand Canyon and the area around Las Vegas for many years after its formation in 1994, now has a varied charter business and in December 2010 began scheduled flights linking Louisville with Atlanta and Niagara Falls with Northwest Florida International Airport and Miami. Vision Airlines operates a varied fleet which includes a Boeing 737-400, four 737-400s, a 737-800, four 767-200ER/EMs, a Bombardier Q200, five Dornier 228s, four Dornier 328s and two Fairchild Dornier 328JETs

The $109 each-way fare is not available in all markets and is subject to availability at the time of purchase. Check the airline’s website for all fares.

If customers pay the airline’s checked-bag fee prior to check-in, they  may check their first standard-size bag  for $15 each way, any additional pieces costing $20 each-way.  If customers pay for their checked luggage at the airport, their first standard-size bag is $25 each way and the fee for any additional piece is $30 each way.

“It’s been our goal, along with the Chamber and Golf Holiday, to continue to work to bring new visitors to our destination with increased air service,” says Mike La Pier, director of airports for the Horry County Department of Airports, which operates MYR. “We are pleased to partner with Vision Air to introduce all that Myrtle Beach can offer to a new and much greater audience.”

According to Vision Airlines, in the past, passengers traveling to Myrtle Beach have had to endure long layovers, hours in the car, very expensive fares, and flying on cramped regional jets. Vision Airlines will operate its non-stop flights with Boeing 737 equipment.

“Vision Airlines’ new, non-stop flights to Myrtle Beach are another step in providing low-cost air service to fantastic vacation destinations. The great golf courses and family-friendly beaches make Myrtle Beach an excellent vacation value,” says David Meers, senior vice president of Vision Airlines. “Vision Airlines’ non-stop, big jet, Boeing 737 service will save passengers time and money, making flying a more attractive option for traveling to Myrtle Beach this summer.”

Attractions in Myrtle Beach include 60 miles of beaches, many hotels and vacation rentals, championship golf courses, water sports, live entertainment, amusement parks and an abundance of dining options.  Approximately 14 million visitors vacation in Myrtle Beach each year.

Headquartered in Suwanee near Atlanta, Vision Airlines has been in operation for more than 18 years and is an ETOPS-certified FAR Part 121 Air Carrier.  The company’s fleet consists of 19-passenger and 30-passenger Dornier turboprops, Boeing 737-300s, 737-400s and 737-800s, and widebody Boeing 767-200EMs.  Vision Airlines offers both scheduled and charter flights to international and U.S. domestic destinations.

Additionally, Vision Airlines continues to offer tourist flights from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon.  Vision Airlines has offices in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.