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Myrtle Beach offers incentives to bring flights

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Myrtle Beach International Airport officials won't charge fees for at least a year to airlines willing to bring flights to and from certain cities at least five times a week.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported that officials want flights to Dallas, Minneapolis and Indianapolis. They also want weekday flights to Philadelphia and are willing to reduce fees for that service. Flights are available between the two cities on weekends.

Airport officials named say airlines won't have to pay fees to the airport for a year or two if the carriers create those desired routes.

Spokeswoman Lauren Morris says a task force was formed in 2006 when AirTran pulled out of the market. Officials say airports in other cities offer similar incentives.

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