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New Direct Flights between St Louis and Two South Carolina Destinations Begin This Memorial Day Weekend, with United Airlines

Posted on May 28, 2021 in Media Releases

United to serve Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head on new and best in class regional aircraft

ST. LOUIS (May 28, 2021): United Airlines begins flying to two South Carolina leisure destinations from Saint Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) this weekend. The new service includes flights to Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head and will be operated as United Express flights.

This morning at 8:15 a.m., United begins flying from St. Louis to Myrtle Beach. This route will operate each week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The airline will also fly to Hilton Head, SC on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

“United’s new routes to South Carolina are helping energize travelers back to the friendly skies,” said Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, STL Director. “These two destinations show a real commitment by a major carrier to offer St. Louis travelers the most direct service to some very popular east coast tourist spots.”

United’s St. Louis service to Hilton Head will be unique. Unlike other airlines that fly into Savanah, GA to provide service to this popular U.S. tourist spot, United will fly directly into Hilton Head Island Airport. While it takes over 45 minutes to drive from Savannah to the South Carolina Island, the Hilton Head Airport is just minutes from the renowned Hilton Head Plantation.

United will use its new Bombardier CRJ-550 when flying to either destination. The plane has a total of 50 seats.  The CRJ-550’s cabin is fashioned to offer passengers 10 first class seats, 20 seats designated as Economy Plus and the final 20 are assigned as economy. The plane features wifi and enough storage for every customer to bring a carry-on rollerboard bag onboard with them.

United Airlines ticketing operations at STL are in Terminal 1. The airline’s five gates are located in Concourse A ranging from A14 to A21.

About STL:

St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is the primary commercial airport for the St. Louis metro area and parts of eastern Missouri and southern Illinois serving nearly 15.9 million passengers annually.  STL is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of St. Louis. It is wholly supported by airport user charges. No general fund revenues are used for the operation, administration, promotion or maintenance of airport facilities. For more information on flights and services at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, log onto