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Posted: February 11, 2014 10:45 a.m.

Savannah airport commission approves JetBlue deal

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Savannah Airport Commission has voted unanimously to approve an airline lease and operating agreement with JetBlue Airways Corp.

The low-cost carrier is expected to fly into Savannah on Thursday to begin daily nonstop service to New York's JFK International and Boston's Logan International airports, operating out of Gate 9 at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

Airport Commission Chairman Sylvester Formey said bringing the airline to Savannah has been in the works for a long time.

The Savannah Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/1gkrw34) that the first flight from JFK is expected to arrive in Savannah shortly after 9:30 a.m. JetBlue, Savannah and Hilton Head Island officials will be on the flight — along with regular passengers — and expect to hold a press conference upon landing.

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