In anticipation of summer travel, American Airlines will be increasing its weekly and weekend flights to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport starting in July, the airline announced Thursday, June 4.

Starting next month the airline will have 17 flights Monday through Friday and 16 flights during the weekend to Savannah.

Currently the airline flies an average of 12 times per week from hubs in Charlotte, North Carolina; Arlington, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; Miami, Florida; Chicago, Illinois, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Savannah Airport Commission Executive Director Greg Kelly said flight schedules have grown over the past few weeks and are expected to grow throughout the summer, along with daily travelers.

“The Savannah/Hilton Head region has been open for over a month now and visitors have been returning in large numbers,” he said.

“Our passenger counts at SAV have been growing as travelers seem to be more comfortable with returning to the air. We appreciate American’s recognition of this in our market, and look forward to the increased service they have announced.”

Overall American Airlines is expecting to fly 55% of its domestic schedule and nearly 20% of its international schedule in July 2020 compared to the same period last year.

“We’re seeing a slow but steady rise in domestic demand. After a careful review of data, we’ve built a July schedule to match,” Vasu Raja, American’s senior vice president of network strategy, said in a release.

“Our July schedule includes the smallest year-over-year capacity reduction since March. We’ll continue to look for prudent opportunities to restore service so our customers can travel whenever and wherever they are ready.”