JetBlue flew its first flight into Savannah Thursday morning. Local officials were on the plane from New York's JFK airport. The dignitaries hailed the discount airline's arrival as a boost for local business and tourism.
Flights from Savannah rank high on a list of pricey airfares. A new report from the US Transportation Department doesn't come as a surprise to Savannah-area travelers who drive to Jacksonville or Charleston to fly cheaply. The dilemma is partly due to the city's "not-too-small, not-too-big" market size.
Add Savannah to the list of U.S. airports using body scanning technology to screen passengers. The Transportation Security Administration will hold a news conference Wednesday at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to discuss the new body scanners, which were installed in the past week.
Savannah business officials say, there's nothing to know yet about a potential economic development project near the Savannah airport. Airport officials recently approved moving a new runway and studying traffic for what in the public record is called simply a quote "potential new development." That hasn't stopped some from speculating about a big new employer.