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Travel industry taking off: 2-state region gains flights

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Published: Mar. 25, 2021 at 3:39 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - There are new signs that the travel industry is on the mend.

United Airlines says it will add 26 new non-stop routes from Midwestern cities to vacation destinations in the U.S. starting in May.

Twenty other domestic routes will also pick back up as the company anticipates a busy summer travel season.

United says bookings are at the strongest point since the start of the pandemic.

In the two-state region, the affected airports served include:

  • Hilton Head Island, which will gain United service to and from Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.
  • Myrtle Beach, where Southwest Airlines’ service starts in May and June to and from Nashville, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis; and where United adds service to and from Cleveland, Milwaukee and St. Louis.
  • Charleston, where United will add service to and from Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee.

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