New terminal opens at Myrtle Beach airport

Courtesy: Myrtle Beach International Airport

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Myrtle Beach International Airport has opened its new terminal.

The $118 million terminal opened Tuesday.

Airport spokesman Kirk Lovell says the opening day went smoothly. There was a minor problem with the gates leading into the short-term parking area failed to open.

Construction began in 2010. The terminal was supposed to open in February but there was a delay in the delivery of some materials.

The new terminal has 13 gates. The old design had only seven.