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Flying to Hilton Head, S.C., is easier than ever

Rounds of golf on one or more of Hilton Head Island’s 16 area courses keeps getting easier.

Located at the southernmost tip of South Carolina about 20 minutes off I-95, Hilton Head Island has always been a convenient drive destination for many from the North, South and Midwest who want to tee it up at such famed resorts as Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes.

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But now, with new daily non-stop flights from major cities across the U.S., flying to Hilton Head Island is even easier.

For decades, two airports have serviced the southern neck of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) is about 45 miles south of Hilton Head, just across the South Carolina-Georgia state line. The regional Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH), meanwhile, is just minutes from all island resorts.

In 2018, Hilton Head Island Airport completed a $27.5 million expansion project, lengthening the runway from 4,300 feet to 5,000 and allowing larger jets to land.

Three major airlines are now servicing Hilton Head Island Airport with non-stop flights to and from more than a half-dozen hub cities, including:

American (three daily flights to Charlotte and weekend service to Washington National)

Delta (three daily flights to Atlanta starting May 23 and Saturday flights to New York LaGuardia starting June 8)

United (2 daily flights to Washington Dulles and weekend service to Chicago O’Hare and Newark)

Previously the only carrier flying onto Hilton Head Island, American Airlines, began jet service immediately upon completion of the runway extension.

There are numerous additional flights into Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport with Allegiant Air, American, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country and United all offering flights from multiple gateways.

Photo: Palmetto Dunes Golf Resort

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