A WORD FROM OUR DIRECTOR

Looking back, 2017 was a great year for us in every regard; record highest monthly passenger traffic in May, record annual total passengers, record revenue and overall growth. This past year not only brought our first regularly scheduled international flight by a major air carrier when Air Canada began service to Toronto in May, but also the exciting announcement of new service to Miami and Chicago with American Airlines. No one would have, or could have, predicted the incredible growth we enjoyed in 2017. Looking forward – we have much to be excited about. We will keep our foot on the gas so we can keep the growth momentum going in 2018. We can expect another fantastic year given the added air service and the increase in the number of seats the airlines have scheduled for us. 2018 will bring the beginning of our comprehensive capital expansion program as we will begin construction on our new FIS, the terminal apron expansion and the southeast quadrant redevelopment project. We will finish design of the terminal expansion and begin design on our new air cargo complex. We have a lot of work to do in 2018 and we are ready for it. 2018 will be another great year.

Gregory B. Kelly

GREGORY B. KELLY, A.A.E.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

INTRODUCTION

In 2017, Savannah/Hilton Head International saw triumphs in areas across the board, including inspiring honors and remarkable growth. The airport was not only named 5th Best Domestic Airport by the 2017 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, but was also named one of the Top 10 Best Domestic Airports in the 2017 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. The airport showcased impressive growth with a 12% increase in total number of passengers year over year, with July setting a record as the busiest month in the airport’s history.

Travelers were excited to welcome Air Canada, which began service from Savannah to Toronto in the spring. They also were able to enjoy several new or upgraded vendors at the airport including Starbucks, Leopold’s Ice Cream, and Southbound Taphouse in Savannah Square, and Auntie Anne’s, The Great American Bagel Company, The Stella Bar, and Leopold’s Ice Cream Kiosk in the concourse. Savannah/Hilton Head International underwent external renovations as well, including the repaving of Airways Avenue and the repainting and upgrading of taxiway edgelines and thermoplastic markings.

To bring holiday cheer to military families, Savannah/Hilton Head International ended the year by welcoming gold star families to Savannah with The Snowball Express. The airport also held their annual Home for the Holidays contest, sending five active duty service members home to spend the holidays with their families.

PASSENGER STATISTICS

AIRLINE MARKET SHARE

0%

DELTA

0%

AMERICAN

0%

UNITED

0%

JETBLUE

0%

ALLEGIANT

0%

AIR CANADA

0%

SUN COUNTRY

ENPLANEMENTS
DEPLANEMENTS
AVAILABLE SEATS

LOAD FACTOR %

  • 79%
  • 82%
  • 84%
  • 82%
  • 82%
Load Factor %
2013 823,494818,5941,041,740 79%
2014 963,385953,1761,172,334 82%
2015 1,017,0671,010,2001,214,269 84%
2016 1,089,2221,101,1841,333,669 82%
2017 1,228,7611,234,1201,504,029 82%

AIRLINE PASSENGERS

0

TOTAL CARGO

0 TONS

AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

0

AIRPORT REVENUE

2017 TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE:

$0
  • 23.84% PARKING
  • 18.23% AIRLINES
  • 14.51% RENTAL CAR COMPANIES
  • 12.68% LANDING FEES
  • 7.67% LAND LEASE
  • 5.54% HOTEL
  • 2.71% SPACE RENTAL
  • 2.59% GIFT SHOP
  • 2.47% FOOD & BEVERAGE
  • 2.20% FUEL FLOW/FUEL FARM/USAGE CHARGE/AVGAS
  • 1.63% MOBILITY SERVICES
  • 1.63% ADVERTISING
  • 1.61% FIXED BASE OPERATOR
  • 1.16% GROUND TRANSPORTATION
  • 0.74% AIR CARGO BUILDING
  • 0.43% TERMINAL FREIGHT FACILITY
  • 0.22% APRON
  • 0.14% VENDING MACHINES
  • 0.01% MISC.

2017 YEAR IN REVIEW

MAR Starbucks opens in Savannah Square
FEB S&C Robinson Enterprise partners with HMS Host to perform joint venture duties for DBE
FEB SAV Comfort Dog Sasha receives her airport badge
MAR SAV Comfort Dog Lizzie receives her airport badge
MAR TSA Checkpoint expanded
MAR Flight Fountain goes green for St. Patrick's Day
MAY Air Canada begins service from Savannah to Toronto
APR Ford Tri-Motor tour stops at SAV for a step back in time to aviation's golden age
APR Savannah Airport Commission goes paperless and begins use of iPads
MAY Roadie delivery service begins baggage delivery service for Delta Air Lines
MAY SAV holds Tri-Annual Live Disaster Drill
APR City Attorney Brooks Stillwell is selected as General Counsel for Savannah Airport Commission
APR Savannah Morning News recognizes SAV for its abundant snapdragons
SEP Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates 50th Anniversary in Savannah
JUL Ticketing lobby flight information display screen upgades completed
SEP Taxiway Edgelines and Markings repainted
AUG Taxiway Edgelines and Thermoplastic Markings upgraded
JUL Leopold's Ice Cream Kiosk opens in the concourse near Gate 9
NOV Leopold's Ribbon Cutting
NOV Apollo wins second place Explosive Detection at K-9 Detection Seminar
DEC Snowball Express departs from Savannah/Hilton Head International
OCT Southbound Brewing Company celebrates soft opening of taphouse in Savannah Square
OCT Auntie Anne's, The Stella Bar, and The Great American Bagel Company open in the concourse
OCT Airways Avenue repaving project completed
NOV Georgia Southern hosts Facebook Live at SAV with visit from bald eagle, Freedom
NOV Team SAV volunteers at Water Station #3 at Rock 'n Roll Marathon
DEC SAV sends five service members Home for the holidays

AIR SERVICE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ALLEGIANT BEGINS SEASONAL NONSTOP SERVICE TO CLEVELAND

ALLEGIANT BEGINS SEASONAL NONSTOP SERVICE TO LOUISVILLE

AIR CANADA BEGINS SEASONAL NONSTOP SERVICE TO TORONTO

AMERICAN AIRLINES ANNOUNCES SEASONAL NONSTOP SERVICE TO CHICAGO

AMERICAN AIRLINES ANNOUNCES YEAR-ROUND NONSTOP SERVICE TO MIAMI

DELTA ANNOUNCES SEASONAL NONSTOP SERVICE TO BOSTON

AIRLINES

& NONSTOP DESTINATIONS

2017 FLIGHT LIST

TORONTO YYZ

1 daily nonstop departure

BALTIMORE BWI

3-4 weekly nonstop departures

CINCINNATI CVG

3-7 weekly nonstop departures

CLEVELAND CLE

2-4 weekly nonstop departures

COLUMBUS LCK

2-4 weekly nonstop departures

INDIANAPOLIS IND

2-3 weekly nonstop departures

LEXINGTON LEX

2-3 weekly nonstop departures

LOUISVILLE SDF

2-3 weekly nonstop departures

NEWARK EWR

2-3 weekly nonstop departures

PITTSBURGH PIT

2-3 weekly nonstop departures

CHARLOTTE CLT

9 daily nonstop departures

DALLAS DFW

2 daily nonstop departures

PHILADELPHIA PHL

2 weekday nonstop departures

WASHINGTON/REAGAN DCA

2 daily nonstop departures

ATLANTA ATL

10 daily nonstop departures

BOSTON BOS

1 Saturday nonstop departure

DETROIT DTW

1 daily nonstop departure

MINNEAPOLIS MSP

1 weekly nonstop departure

NEW YORK JFK

2 daily nonstop departures

NEW YORK LGA

3 daily nonstop departures

BOSTON BOS

1-2 daily nonstop departures

NEW YORK JFK

2 daily nonstop departures

MINNEAPOLIS MSP

Weekly nonstop departures

CHICAGO O'HARE ORD

4 daily nonstop departures

HOUSTON IAH

2 daily nonstop departures

NEWARK EWR

3 daily nonstop departures

WASHINGTON IAD

3 daily nonstop departures

*Flight List Dated December 18, 2017.

GREEN INITIATIVES

Pratt Industries

CARDBOARD RECYCLING

0
TONS

Southern Metal Recycling

METAL RECYCLING

0
POUNDS OF FERROUS AND NON-FERROUS METALS

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING

0
POUNDS

Asphalt Cement Pavement

ASPHALT MILLINGS RECYCLING

0
TONS

Coastal Refinery

USED OIL RECYCLING

0
GALLONS PUMPED

City of Savannah

SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING

0
TONS

CHRISTMAS TREES RECYCLED

0

Portland Cement Concrete

CONCRETE RECYCLING

0
TONS

AWARDS

SAV2017 ACCOLADES

2017 ACI-NA First Place Marketing Campaign – Small Airports (Now Boarding Campaign)

2017 Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards (5th Best Domestic Airport)

2017 MarCom Platinum Winner (2016 Annual Report)

2017 MarCom Gold Winner (Now Boarding Campaign)

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 (Top 10 Best Domestic Airports)

COMMISSION & STAFF

SAVANNAH AIRPORT COMMISSION
MEMBERS

MR. STEPHEN S. GREEN
Chairman

MRS. SHIRLEY JAMES
Vice-Chairman

MR. TED KLEISNER
Member

MR. SHELDON TENENBAUM
Member

MS. LOIS WOOTEN
Member

SAVANNAH AIRPORT COMMISSION
SENIOR STAFF

GREGORY B. KELLY, A.A.E.
Executive Director

GEORGE A. FIDLER, JR., P.E.
Director of Engineering

LORI LYNAH
Director of Marketing and Air Service Development

FRED MCCOSBY, A.A.E.
Director of Operations

LENARD ROBINSON, C.M.
Director of Landside Facilities

DAWOUD STEVENSON
Director of Program Management, Information Technology

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Ted Kleisner, Lois Wooten,
Stephen S. Green, Shirley James, Sheldon Tenenbaum

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Provided on the following pages are the financial statements of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport for the year ending December 31, 2017. These financial statements are provided by management and are for information only, and have not been audited.

The following statements are being provided:

  • Statements of Net Position
  • Statement of Revenues, Expenses & Changes in Net Position

Questions concerning the financial statements and any other information provided should be directed to:

GREGORY B. KELLY, A.A.E. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SAVANNAH AIRPORT COMMISSION

400 Airways Avenue · Savannah, GA 31408
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