COMPLETION OF LONGER RUNWAY TO DRAW MORE REGIONAL JETS
Air travel to the Lowcountry is changing: Larger, sleeker, commercial airliners soon will start landing on the newly expanded runway at Hilton Head Island Airport.
Now that the project is completed, regional jetliners will start arriving July 5. The larger Embraer 175 jet will replace the familiar sight of the American Airlines Dash 8 Turboprop descending from the island’s blue skies in approach to the airport. The more modern Embraer 175 has 76 seats and is configured for first class and coach. Depending on the model, the Dash 8 carries up to 48 passengers.