Airline brings direct flights to Savannah Hilton Head airport

A new low-fair airline is bringing multiple direct flights to the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport this summer, according to a news release.

Breeze Airways will begin flying direct from Savannah to Hartford, Connecticut, Providence, Rhode Island, and Columbus, Ohio in June, with routes to Norfolk, Virginia, and Los Angeles, California, following in July.

This announcement comes less than a week after discount airline Allegiant announced a new nonstop flight to Akron, Ohio, from Savannah.

Here’s the schedule

Hartford, CT (flies Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning June 3 with fares starting at $49 one way)

Providence, RI (Mondays and Fridays beginning June 3 with fares starting at $59 one way)

Columbus, OH (Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning June 4 with fares starting at $49)

Norfolk, VA (Mondays and Fridays starting July 1 with fares starting at $49 one way)

Los Angeles, CA (Mondays and Fridays starting July 1 with fares starting at $99 one way)

The Providence, Columbus, and Norfolk routes will only run as summer seasonal routes, according to the release.

In addition to adding more options for travelers to get to New England and to one of its largest markets in Ohio, the Norfolk route will be the airport’s first nonstop link to Virginia. Meanwhile, LAX is Savannah airport’s “number one underserved market.”

“The Savannah Airport Commission greatly appreciates Breeze Airways’ decision to add SAV to their route structure. Adding these five cities to our list of nonstop markets is very significant for us and the region we serve,” Steve Green, Chairman Savannah Airport Commission, said in the release.

“Service to LAX has been a top priority of ours for several years now and will be a tremendous boost to our film and TV production industries by simplifying travel to and from the West Coast.”

Breeze Airways was created by David Neeleman, who also founded four other commercial airlines, including JetBlue Airways, Morris Air, WestJet, and Azul Brazilian Airlines.

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Lana Ferguson typically covers stories in northern Beaufort County, Jasper County and Hampton County. She joined The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette in 2018 as a crime/breaking news reporter. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor-in-chief of the daily student newspaper. Lana was also a fellow at the University of South Carolina’s Media Law School in 2019.
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