SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Allegiant Air's first flight from Savannah/Hilton Head International departed Thursday afternoon. The inaugural flight took off at 12:25 p.m.
The airport held a small celebration at the gate and the Airport Fire Department showered the plane with a water canon salute as it took off for Ft. Lauderdale.
The airline offers nonstop flights from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport starting at $29.99, one-way between the two cities.
The new flights operate Thursdays and Sundays. Flights depart Savannah/Hilton Head at 11:05 a.m. arriving in Fort Lauderdale at 12:30 p.m. Flights depart Fort Lauderdale at 9 a.m. arriving in Savannah/Hilton Head at 10:25 a.m.
Visit www.allegiantair.com to book a ticket.