JetBlue adds service from Savannah to Boston

zmurdock@beaufortgazette.comOctober 7, 2013 

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JetBlue Airways is doubling plans for its service from the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, and it hasn't even started operating there yet.

The airline announced Monday it would add two nonstop flights daily to Boston's Logan International Airport starting in February.

JetBlue joined the airport last month in announcing it would begin offering the same service to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.

Service to both cities begins Feb. 13, and the flights will provide 200 daily seats to each destination. Flights to Boston will leave at 11:10 a.m. and 2:25 p.m. Flights to New York will leave at 10:20 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Introductory fares will be as low as $89 one way between Feb. 13 and April 10 and can be booked now, according to a JetBlue news release.

Adding low-cost service to the Northeast could provide enough competition to lower other airlines' fares at the Savannah airport, officials said last month.

"This is just the beginning of our efforts at attracting and keeping low-cost carriers, and JetBlue is fitting the plan quite well here," said Savannah Airport Commission chairman Sylvester Formey. "We're not stopping at New York and Boston."

Savannah is JetBlue's 50th location to fly nonstop to Boston.

The airline is the fifth to offer flights from the Savannah airport, joining US Airways and American, Delta and United airlines. It will set up its ticket and baggage area at the vacant ticket counter next to Delta Air Lines' counter, airport marketing director Lori Lynah has said.

Follow reporter Zach Murdock at twitter.com/IPBG_Zach.

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