The Savannah Airport Commission has announced that JetBlue Airways will begin service out of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on Feb. 13, 2014.
The carrier will offer two flights daily to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport and is offering special introductory fares as low as $79 one-way for travel between Feb. 13 and March 31.
JetBlue's presence in this market will increase competition and stimulate new travelers, both of which have been longtime goal.
"We are extremely happy to add JetBlue to our carrier base. This low-cost airline gives passengers additional options to great destinations," said Savannah Airport Commission Chairman Sylvester Formey in a news release. "Congratulations to the commission staff for their perseverance. Come on Savannah… Let's fly Blue!"
JetBlue's move to the area should help reduce the need to drive to Jacksonville or Charleston due to airfare disparity.