A Word From Our Director

Everyone likes to get a pat on the back or otherwise get recognized for trying to do a good job.

One of the things we work towards day in and day out is to ensure our passengers enjoy a first-class experience at our airport from beginning to end.

We think we do a good job at that, and we have been satisfied knowing that others feel that way too.

In 2021, we were formally and finally recognized for our efforts by being named the #1 airport in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. That was a pat on the back like no other. This recognition significantly elevated the sense of pride our employees, stakeholders and community have for our airport. In short, that made our year.

The Condé Nast recognition was huge, but that was not all that happened. The year started with Rolls Royce opening a new service center here at the airport in support of Gulfstream Aerospace. Shortly thereafter, Southwest Airlines launched service to five destinations, which is something we had been working on for over fifteen years. It took a while, but we believe Southwest will tell you they made the right decision. The added service further diversified our airline market share distribution, which is very beneficial for those who use this airport. Furthermore, it has helped us make the argument that we have adequate airlift to support large group conventions and to help attract new businesses to the area.

In addition to our air service successes, we also saw strong growth in business and general aviation as well as air cargo. Plans have been put in place for expansion and investment in each of these areas which are critical to our airport. Fortunately, we closed the year in a very strong financial position to support our capital expansion program in the coming years. We hope this and our continued focus on customer service will help us remain the #1 airport in the U.S.

Gregory B. Kelly, A.A.E.

Executive Director

A Word From Our Chairman

It was a stellar year for Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Southwest Airlines initiated service, several other carriers added new direct services, Rolls Royce opened their new manufacturing facility, and Signature and Sheltair announced plans for growth. We saw very strong revenues, our expansion plans are moving forward, and we were voted the #1 airport in the U.S. by Condé Nast Travel Readers.

We are well positioned to support the growing aviation needs of our region,

which includes the South Carolina Lowcountry, Coastal Georgia from Savannah to the Golden Isles, and our surrounding inland counties from West Chatham up the I-16 Corridor and down I-95 toward Glynn County. The growth and development in these areas has been significant and will continue to increase exponentially.

It is with this in mind that the Commission authorized an ambitious capital expansion program across every aspect of the airport. As you will note in this report, our financial position is very strong and gives us confidence that our decision to move aggressively is correct.

On behalf of my fellow Commissioners, I thank our tremendous staff, our business partners, and all who frequent our airport for helping us achieve Condé Nast’s #1 airport ranking. We look forward to 2022 being another great year.

Stephen S. Green



Airline Market Share

27.78% American
26.56% Delta
16.62% United
13.63% Southwest
8.12% Allegiant
6.03% JetBlue
.68% Frontier
.34% Silver
.16% Sun Country
.08% Non-Scheduled

Passenger Statistics

1.8M1.7M1.6M1.5M1.4M1.3M1.2M1.1M1M900k800k700k600kLoad Factor %Enplanements DeplanementsAvailable Seats202058.09%75.79%2021
Total Passengers





Total Cargo


Aircraft Operations


Airport Revenue

Total Operating Revenue


  • 20.04%Parking
  • 18.69%Rental Cars
  • 18.10%Airlines
  • 13.79%Landing Fees
  • 8.42%Land Lease
  • 5.01%Hotel
  • 2.56%Retail
  • 2.21%Fuel Flow/Fuel Farm/Usage Charge/Avgas
  • 2.03%Food & Beverage
  • 1.80%Space Rental
  • 1.77%Mobility Service
  • 1.71%Fixed Base Operator
  • 1.32%Ground Transportation
  • 1.11%Advertising
  • .87%Air Cargo Building
  • .25%Terminal Freight Facility
  • .23%Apron
  • .10%Vendor Machines
  • .01%Miscellaneous

Year in Review

2021 Year in Review

1st Quarter

SAV sponsors Bring One for the Chipper


Rolls Royce opens new customer support center


Allegiant announces nonstop flights to Appleton International Airport (ATW)

SAV receives over $5M in Airport Coronavirus Response Grants from the FAA

Southwest launches new service at SAV with five destinations: BNA, DAL, HOU, BWI, MDW


SAV releases new coloring book

SAV hosts the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SEC-AAAE) Conference

Construction begins on Escalators 1 & 2

Installation of new Escalators 3 & 4 completed

Construction begins on the expansion of both the Value Park and overflow parking lots

2nd Quarter

Silver launches new service to Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)


SAV installs U.S. flag at the new FIS facility

Woolpert operates UAS at SAV in support of airfield operations throughout the airport

SAV hosts the Ailevon Roundtable


Allegiant launches service to Appleton International Airport (ATW) and New York Stewart International Airport (SFW)

Salt Table opens new location in the concourse

United launches seasonal service to General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

Escalator replacement project completed

Southwest launches Saturday service to St. Louis Lambert Internation Airport (STL)

Level 2 terminal entrance skylights replaced

3rd Quarter

SAV recieves 22nd GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association) Ceftificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award


SAV recieves over $7M in AIP grants from the FAA for the Air Cargo Apron

SAV ranks the NO. 2 BEST DOMESTIC AIRPORT in the 2021 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards


Cargo Apron Expansion project begins

Davidson Drive beautification project begins

Rental car improvement project begins

Salt Table celebrates ribbon cutting ceremony

SAV hosts National Airports Conference

4th Quarter

SAV ranks the NO. 1 AIRPORT IN THE U.S. in the Conde' Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards


jetBlue launches service to LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Southwest's Freedom One lands at SAV

Home for the Holidays contest winners announced


SAV recieves over $11M airport rescue grant from the FAA for the Coronavirus

Air Service

Air Service Announcements

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Air Service

Airlines & Nonstop Destinations

Dallas (DFW) Houston (IAH/HOU*) Minneapolis (MSP*) Cincinnati (CVG) Cleveland (CLE) Detroit (DTW) Boston (BOS) Toronto (YYZ) Chicago (ORD/MDW*) Denver (DEN*) Indianapolis (IND*) Columbus (LCK*) Grand Rapids (GRR*) Charlotte (CLT) Miami (MIA) New York (LGA/JFK) Atlanta (ATL) Allentown (ABE*) New York (SWF*) Louisville (SDF*) St. Louis (BLV*) Pittsburgh (PIT*) Newark (EWR) Philadelphia (PHL) Baltimore (BWI) Washington D.C. (DCA/IAD) Nashville (BNA*)
  • Daily nonstop departures to Toronto YYZ*
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Allentown ABE*
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Appletone ATW*
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Baltimore BWI*
  • Weekly nonstop departures to MidAmerica St. Louis Airport BLV*
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Cincinnati CVG
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Chicago MDW*
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Akron Canton CAK
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Columbus LCK*
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Grand Rapids GRR*
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Houston HOU*
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Indianapolis IND*
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Louisville SDF*
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Nashville BNA*
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Newburgh SWF*
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Newark EWR
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Pittsburgh PIT*
  • Daily nonstop departures to Charlotte CLT
  • Daily nonstop departures to Chicago O'Hare ORD*
  • Daily nonstop departures to Dallas DFW
  • Weekly nonstop departures to New York LGA
  • Daily nonstop departures to Miami MIA
  • Daily nonstop departures to Philadelphia PHL
  • Daily nonstop departures to Washington Reagan DCA
  • Daily nonstop departures to Atlanta ATL
  • Daily nonstop departures to Detroit DTW
  • Daily nonstop departures to New York JFK
  • Daily nonstop departures to New York LGA
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Philadelphia PHL*
  • Daily nonstop departures to Boston BOS
  • Daily nonstop departures to New York JFK
  • Daily nonstop departures to New York LGA
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Ft. Lauderdale FLL
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Tampa TPA
  • Daily nonstop departures to Baltimore BWI
  • Daily nonstop departures to Chicago MDW
  • Daily nonstop departures to Dallas DAL
  • Daily nonstop departures to Houston HOU
  • Daily nonstop departures to Nashville BNA
  • Weekly nonstop departures to St. Louis STL
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Denver DEN
  • Weekly nonstop departures to Minneapolis*
  • Daily nonstop departures to Chicago O'Hare ORD*
  • Daily nonstop departures to Denver DEN
  • Daily nonstop departures to Houston IAH
  • Daily nonstop departures to Newark EWR
  • Daily nonstop departures to Washington IAD


Green Initiatives

Asphaltic Concrete Milling

10,862 sq. yards

Suitable Material Stockpile for Future Projects

4,739 cubic yards

Bring One for the Chipper

783 trees recycled

Utilization of Previously Recycled Suitable Material

22,000 cubic yards


Awards & Accolades

SAV Named
in 2021 Travel + Leisure
World's Best Awards

22nd GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award


Commission Members

Mr. Stephen S. Green


Mrs. Shirley B. James


Mr. Randy Houston


Mr. Lowell Kronowitz


Mr. Ted Kleisner



Financial Statements

Provided through the link below are the financial statements of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport for the year ending December 31, 2021. These financial statements are provided by management and are for information only. They have not been audited.


  • Statements of Net Position
  • Statements 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 · (912) 964-0514 ·

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