SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport has received a response in regards to the community's concerns with ticket prices.
Comminuty leaders Patrick Graham, Bill Hubbard, Joe Marinelli and Bill Hubbard wrote a letter on January 25 to Delta expressing their concern over the expensive ticket prices.
Mr. Thomas Bach, senior vice president of revenue management for Delta, responded saying that Delta has heard the community loud and clear and that they greatly value their relationship with Savannah and Hilton Head Island.
And now, Delta is reducing the airfare between Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport and Atlanta by as much as 40 percent for the next four months. Bach told airport officials and community leaders that the success of the new price will depend on the traffic generated by the lower price.
"This is the same challenge we issued to the community with Air Tran.," said Patrick Graham, Savannah Airport Commission. "We are going to put these fares out there for four months and we want to see if you will book these fares. When Air Tran was here we were doing 250 people a day. That's down to 55 a day."
Rountrip airfare purchased at least seven days in advance has been reduced from $510 to $300 and walk-up tickets have been reduced from $656 to $400 roundtrip. However, the fares will not be available on all flights.
Bach also said that Delta is proud of its nearly 70-year history in Savannah and hopes this response answers the community's concerns and speaks for their continued commutment to the Savannah area.
Executive director Patrick Graham applauds their action and expressed "jubilation" in a news release over receiving such a positive commitment of support from Delta.
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:38:31 GMT
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