Air Canada announced that it will begin non-stop seasonal service May 1, 2017 between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Service will run Sunday-Friday from May 1-October 15.
"Canada is Hilton Head Island's no. 1 market for international visitors, and it is growing. We are excited that it will be easier than ever for our northern neighbors to experience the Lowcountry's charm and escape to our beautiful beaches, nature, and world-class activities and amenities," said Bill Miles, president and CEO of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. "This announcement is the culmination of years of work and partnership with the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to bring non-stop service from Canada to the Lowcountry, and we are thrilled that those efforts have come to fruition with Air Canada."
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce has previously partnered with the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on recruiting new service or expanding service from JetBlue, Allegiant Air, Sun Country Airlines and others.
"Our air service development partners at the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Visit Savannah, Savannah Chamber of Commerce and SEDA were all part of the effort that led to this announcement,"said Greg Kelly, Executive Director of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. "We appreciate Air Canada for giving us a chance and we know that this connection will be very successful."
The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor & Convention Bureau will be enhancing marketing and public relations efforts in the Toronto area to build awareness of the service.
"We are delighted to bring the Maple Leaf to Savannah next year," said Lisa Pierce, Senior Director, USA Sales & Market Development at Air Canada. "Our new service will offer more travel options for local residents, both to visit Canada or to connect conveniently to our international network."