Hilton Head Island adds flights to six new markets

Travel to Hilton head Island is now easier to access from major cities throughout the U.S. with American Airlines and Southwest Airlines rolling out new seasonal and year-round service from six new markets.

Hilton Head Golf Island, comprising 26 courses across Beaufort, Bluffton and Jasper (S.C.) counties, is now easier than ever to access from major cities throughout the U.S. with American Airlines and Southwest Airlines rolling out new seasonal and year-round service from six new markets.

Starting April 10, American will offer Saturday flights to/from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) into Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH). Ending May 29, the new route will complement the airline’s year-round service to/from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and seasonal service to/from Washington Reagan Airport (DCA), Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) and Philadelphia (PHL).

The new route will link Hilton Head Island directly to the Northeast, offering a convenient nonstop option for visitors and residents during the peak spring golf season.

Southwest this month began a new year-round service to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) via six flights from five markets: Dallas Love Field (DAL), Houston Hobby Airport (HOU), Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), Nashville International Airport (BNA), and Baltimore / Washington International Airport (BWI). Fares start as low as $49, one way, and golfers can check their clubs in lieu of one free bag, provided they don’t exceed 50 pounds.

“As more golfers return to the friendly skies to visit their favorite golf destinations, we’re thrilled that our airline partners continue to step up with new and enhanced service to our region,” said Cary Corbitt, president of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association. “We are also fortunate to have two award-winning airports providing golf groups of all sizes with top-notch service and efficient operations.”

The Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association, in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor and Conventions Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, launched Hilton Head Golf Island to support the island’s thriving golf market through promotion of golf rounds and packages.

In addition to American and Southwest, Delta Airlines also offers nonstop and one-stop service to HHH via its Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) hub, and non-stop service to SAV from ATL and New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) with connections from 200-plus cities worldwide.

Hilton Head Golf Island is a marketing collective of 26 member courses across Beaufort, Bluffton and Jasper counties in South Carolina’s Lowcountry region. Its courses include layouts by architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, George Fazio, Arthur Hills, Rees Jones, Robert Trent Jones, Willard Byrd, Davis Love III and Clyde Johnston. Home to the world-renowned Sea Pines Resort, the PGA Tour makes its only South Carolina stop each April at Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

The destination is served by two award-winning airports: Savannah / Hilton Head International (SAV) and Hilton Head Island (HHH). Together, they offer direct flights from 20 major cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.


Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career includes covering Major League Baseball, the NFL and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the PGA.com web site for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California. He lives in Delray Beach, Fla, and can be reached at spikee41@hotmail.com.

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