After their CEO hinted at it last week, JetBlue Airways made it official early Monday morning. The popular low-cost carrier will begin service out of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on February 13, 2014, offering two flights daily to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport with special introductory fares as low as $79 one way for travel between February 13 and March 31, available for booking immediately.
“This is a very good day for business and leisure travelers in our region,” said airport executive director Greg Kelly. “JetBlue’s presence in this market will increase options, increase competition, stimulate travelers, and will serve to moderate our airfare dilemma which is something we have been in need of for some time.”
The carrier’s presence should help reduce the need to drive to Jacksonville or Charleston for lower airfare, he added.
Savannah/Hilton Head will be JetBlue’s 83rd BlueCity. In addition to non-stop service to New York, customers will be able to connect to other destinations in the United States including Albuquerque, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco, among others.