Vision Airlines to arrive at Savannah airport

By Brooke Kelley - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A new airline has announced they will be coming to the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport.

Vision Airlines will start service to and from Destin, Florida starting next month for $49 each way. The airline will offer three flights a week, but could add more and possibly more cities depending on the demand.

Vision Airlines Chief Operations Officer David Meers took WTOC on a tour of one of their aircrafts via satellite.

"In the past people have had to drive or fly in cramped jets, layovers and pay high airfares so by offering non stop flights at low airfares, Vision Airlines is going to change the connectivity between the two cities," said Meers.

Airport Executive Director Patrick Graham says with Allegiant Airlines and now Vision, we are starting to see more and more low cost airlines interested in Savannah which is a great sign.

"It's another destination and it gives everybody more options, but we are gonna try and work with them. Things are starting to develop in the airline industry. The legacy carriers are starting to set back and we are starting to see people get into the aviation industry," said Graham.

More options is what passengers like Jimmy Sauls likes to hear.

"I think the more the better, it's like anything else-competition," said Sauls.

That competition could lead to cheaper fares and more cities.

At least that's what passengers like Idette Bowman would like to see.

"I hope they broaden eventually I know that it takes time before they broaden their destinations but hopefully they will broaden their horizons," said Bowman.

Graham told WTOC they are still talking with other low cost carriers like Jet Blue about coming to Savannah as well.

Flights for Vision Airlines will begin March 25. Visit for more information.

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