Breeze Airways, the new low-fare airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, today announced that it is launching 5 new routes this summer from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
5 New Cities:
• Hartford, CT (Mon, Wed, Fri and Mon, beginning June 3, fares starting at $49* one way);
• Providence, RI (Fri and Mon, beginning June 3, fares starting at $59* one way) Summer seasonal route;
• Columbus, OH (Wed and Sat, beginning June 4, fares starting at $49*) Summer seasonal route;
• Norfolk, VA (Fri and Mon, starting July 1, fares starting at $49* one way) Summer seasonal route;
• Los Angeles, CA (Fri and Mon, starting July 1, fares starting at $99* one way)
Service to the Hartford, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island areas provides direct access to southern New England and all it has to offer, and offering service to Columbus, Ohio (CMH) gives SAV another option to one of SAV’s largest markets in terms of passenger demand. Norfolk will be the first nonstop link from SAV to the state of Virginia. And finally, securing a nonstop west coast destination has been a top priority for SAV’s air service development staff for years. The service to LAX is a key accomplishment for SAV and the region since it is SAV’s number one unserved 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,” said Steve Green, Chairman Savannah Airport Commission. “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.”
“We appreciate all the effort and support we received from our air service partners at the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Savannah Chamber of Commerce, Visit Savannah, SEDA and the State of Georgia,” said airport commission executive director Gregory B. Kelly. “This is a major win for Savannah/Hilton Head International and the region, and we will make sure it is a top priority of ours to help ensure this new service succeeds and grows. We look forward to working with our new partners at Breeze to help ensure these new routes prove to be very successful.”
“We are extremely grateful that Breeze Airways has chosen Savannah as a strategic destination for their expansion,” said Joe Marinelli, President of Visit Savannah. “We are excited about the opportunity to reach prospective leisure travelers and potential convention groups from cities that we could not always reach in the past.”
“SEDA is excited to assist our award-winning airport as we all work to bring in more air service to our region. As more and more companies are looking to relocate out of Southern California to the Southeastern US, there is certainly a business case to be made for investing in direct service between Savannah and Los Angeles,” said Trip Tollison President and CEO of SEDA. “The entertainment production industry alone will find incredible value in what Breeze Airways will provide for many cast and crew who are constantly going back and forth. We are thankful for Breeze’s investment in our region, and we look forward to a strong partnership going forward.”