New Midwestern Airline Makes Debut at Savannah Hilton Head Airport

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“The Hostess City of the South” is known for tourism.

And now, some visitors from the Midwest will be able to get here even faster!

The Savannah-Hilton Head Airport added another airline today—providing a new flight from Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

This will be the 12th city where you can fly non-stop from Savannah.

News 3’s Courtney Cole found out how this could help expand tourism.

Sun Country Airline will land at the Savannah Hilton-Head Airport for the first of many flights on Thursday night.

The airline will now be offering flights that depart from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Savannah on Thursday evenings, and flights that travel from Savannah to Minneapolis-St. Paul on Sundays at noon. (Perfect for planning your next extended weekend trip!)

The Director of Marketing and Air Service for the airport tells me she’s excited to open up Savannah and Hilton Head to another part of the country.

“When you have both destinations-when you have Hilton Head Island and the golf and the resorts and all of that– and then you have Savannah, a fun, vibrant, happening city–we’re a perfect combination of the two destinations. so we’re really excited about opening up the area to Minneapolis and the surrounding area,” said Lori Lynah.

Lynah also told News 3 that this new flight could help boost the local economy.

“The more passengers we can get in, the more people that come to visit, the more jobs that are brought in because of tourism, and of course manufacturing and everything else–if you can get those passengers then it’s going to help you get someone else to come in and offer daily service,” Lynah said.

Right now, service will only be offered seasonally through December 13, 2015.

But if it goes well, the airline could make a comeback in Spring 2016.

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