Today's the day! We are pleased to welcome Southwest Airlines to the Lowcountry. 

We will be in Savannah this morning for the joint press conference and to mark the start of non-stop, daily, year-round service between the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and Baltimore/-Washington, Chicago-Midway, Dallas-Love Field, Houston-Hobby, and Nashville. Those five destinations are major hubs that connect passengers to over 117 destinations the airline serves.

This is not only good news for our destination, but for our residents and for business as the Lowcountry becomes even more accessible. It's a win-win-win for our residents, businesses, and visitors.

Here is what Bill Tierney, the Vice President of Marketing for Southwest Airlines, said: “One of the fundamentals we look for in a market is a strong attraction for people across our network, and a strong base there locally for people to fly out of. You have the beach, golf, the leisure components, the historical activities, and you have the momentum going. I’d like to say it was a brilliant decision, but you made it easy for us.” Click here to hear a conversation with him on our Chamber Channel's "5 Questions With" podcast. 

We're proud to partner with the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and the Hilton Head Airport on their air service development efforts. 

LUV is in the air! I know you will join me in welcoming Southwest Airlines to the Lowcountry.