Southwest Airlines Announces Five New Routes to Savannah

Nov. 20, 2020

Nov. 19—Southwest Airlines on Thursday announced five new nonstop routes from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, which will start March 11, 2021. The upcoming service was initially announced on the airport's social media last month.

The airline will offer two daily flights to Baltimore/Washington ( Thurgood Marshall Airport); one daily flight to Chicago ( Midway International Airport); one daily flight to Nashville; one daily flight to Houston ( William P. Hobby Airport) and one daily flight to Dallas ( Love Field Airport).

"We look forward to offering Savannah/ Hilton Head customers a new travel option when we launch Southwest service on March 11," said Steve Goldberg, Senior Vice President Operations and Hospitality, Southwest Airlines.

"We're known for our low fares and Southwest Hospitality, and we're eager to demonstrate our friendly style and value to the residents of Coastal Georgia and South Carolina's Low Country. Once we inaugurate service, we'll be ready to welcome you onboard our daily, non-stop flights."

Southwest will become the airport's ninth airline to provide service to the Savannah area. Air Canada, Delta, Jet Blue, United, American Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and Allegiant, currently offer service in Savannah.

"It's great to see that Southwest has made the decision to connect Savannah/Hilton Head International to five of its busiest markets," said Greg Kelly, Executive Director Savannah Airport Commission.

"We will be working with our air service partners at Visit Savannah, the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, SEDA and the Savannah Chamber of Commerce to help ensure the success of Southwest and the routes they are bringing us. We greatly appreciate the confidence Southwest has shown in our market and look forward to a mutually beneficial and long-lasting partnership."

Savannah Airport Commission Chairman Steve Green expressed the Commission's excitement in the addition of six new daily nonstop flights with the airline.

"This is great news for coastal Georgia and the Low Country of South Carolina and the surrounding region," he said.

"Having flights to five of Southwest's top markets will certainly position us for significant future growth as we work our way out of the pandemic. This will enable us to continue to strengthen our position as the premier airport for our entire region."


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