We Soar.


A Word From Our Director

I have witnessed quite a few growth periods in the 34 years I’ve been here at SAV, but none have come close to the growth period that took place in 2022. Not only did we add new airlines, but existing carriers added a great deal of capacity as well. This resulted in double-digit growth in the number of passengers using our facilities, which strained our ability to process everyone, but process them we did. From landside access, to parking, to curbside, to check-in, to screening, to concessions, to boarding, our team was put to the test day-in and day-out. Our workforce rose to the challenge and found a way to achieve success daily. Andrew Carnegie once said, “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision which is the fuel that allows people to attain uncommon results.” The SAV airport team did just that. They pulled together with a common vision of meeting the customers’ needs in a first-class manner, which resulted in exceptional results.

I continue to be amazed with how great our team is here at SAV. Both with direct employees and all the tenant employees that make up the airport ecosystem. This has allowed us to thrive as we build on our successes.

And now as we look forward, we know more growth is coming and numerous projects are underway to support that growth on all fronts, including:

  • New security checkpoint
  • Terminal expansion for four new gates
  • New 300,000 sf air cargo complex
  • New general aviation campus
  • Expanded fuel farm
  • 1,000 space parking lot addition
  • Planning for new I-95 Interchange

In addition to all of this, we are also expecting another record year in terms of passengers in 2023. I know all of this sounds like a lot, and it is a lot, but I know our team is up to it. Together with a common vision, we will succeed. Together we will soar.

Gregory B. Kelly, A.A.E.
Executive Director

A Word From Our Chairman

On behalf of my fellow Commissioners, we want to congratulate and thank the entire airport staff for the extraordinary year the airport experienced. The type of success and progress that we achieved would not have been possible without the talent, dedication and hard work of the airport’s family of employees. We began the year with high hopes, and thanks to them, our highest expectations were exceeded.

It’s always impressive when an airport can add one new airline to their portfolio of air service in one calendar year, but it is extremely rare to have two new airlines begin service in a single year. That said, we achieved that, along with a significant increase in capacity by our existing carriers. This success in adding service and capacity helped us achieve a record year for enplanements, finishing just under 1.8M. It is a phenomenal  accomplishment to realize that we have grown our enplanements by almost 1M passengers in the past 10 years.

Air service development is very important to us and is, in many ways, the lifeblood of the airport terminal. However, the airport itself is much larger than its airline passenger service. 

With demand continuing to accelerate for our air cargo operations, we have prioritized that sector of the airport for significant expansion. We are well underway to bring online a new and much larger air cargo complex in 2024. We completed the apron for this expansion in 2022 and expect to begin construction on the new air cargo complex in 2023. We believe this will be a game changer for us and our region in terms of economic impact, and have confidence that the air cargo needs of Hyundai and their suppliers will contribute to that expansion.

This past year also saw our city and region join together to keep the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard fully funded and based at the airport. A coalition of Savannah’s elected officials, concerned citizens and energized business community joined together to successfully lobby to keep the unit in Savannah and at the airport, but also identified ways to expand their value and mission.

In the face of all the growth and prosperity in our part of the State, Gulfstream remains our top partner at the airport, and we worked hard in 2022 to clear the path for their next expansion. The recently announced $150M expansion will create 1,600 new aeronautical jobs here at SAV with more to come. This expansion further solidifies our airport complex as the Worldwide Headquarters for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

We were honored, once again, to be selected by the readers of the two most prestigious travel publications, Condé Nast and Travel & Leisure, as the NUMBER ONE airport in the U.S. in 2022. Accomplishments and accolades like these do not happen on their own. They happen because we continue to have a great team here that comes together to make big things happen. We look forward to continued success in 2023.

Stephen S. Green

Airline Market Share

Sun Country

Passenger Statistics



Available Seats

79% 2012
79% 2013
82% 2014
84% 2015
82% 2016
82% 2017
79% 2018
79% 2019
58% 2020
76% 2021
82% 2022

Total Passengers


Total Cargo

8,401.80 Tons

Aircraft Operations


Airport Revenue

2022 Total Operating Revenue: $42,316,667

  • 26.75% Parking
  • 17.77% Rental Cars
  • 15.11% Airlines
  • 13.02% Landing Fees
  • 5.17% Hotel
  • 4.83% Land Lease
  • 3.39% Food & Beverage
  • 2.76% Retail
  • 1.96% Fuel Flow Fee/Fuel Farm/Usage Charge/Avgas
  • 1.72% Mobility Services
  • 1.65% Space Rental
  • 1.64% Ground Transportation
  • 1.55% Fixed Base Operator
  • 1.26% Advertising
  • 0.66% Air Cargo Building
  • 0.36% Terminal Freight Facility
  • 0.19% Apron
  • 0.14% Miscellaneous
  • 0.05% Vending Machines

Year in Review 2022

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

SAV sponsors Bring One for the Chipper as a Christmas tree recycling drop-off location.
Avelo Airlines announces new, nonstop service from New Haven, CT to SAV.
New airline, Breeze Airways, announces five new routes to SAV.
SAV starts expansion and construction of secured rental car providers’ facilities at the terminal to provide secured, company-specific pickup and return that expedites the customer experience options.
Allegiant returns to Akron-Canton with nonstop SAV flights.
Allegiant announces nonstop flights to Flint, MI.
GEDA/SEDA hosts Red Carpet Tour at SAV.
SAV welcomes Avelo Airlines’ inaugural flight from New Haven, CT.
Sheltair hosts Commemorative Air Force Warbird Expo at SAV.
Sheltair hangar expansion ceremony marks a milestone in the development of a new 30,000 square-foot hangar at SAV.
Breeze Airways kicks off service to Hartford and Columbus at SAV.
SAV undergoes surface painting of Runway 19.
Uno Pizza Express opens in the concourse.
SAV book exchange offers free books to passengers.
SAV successfully completes FAA airfield FAR Part 139 annual certification.
SAV launches new UAS inspection program.
K9 Buddy and Officer Byrd graduate from Basic Explosive K9 Handler training.
Sheltair Savannah and Fly Corps Aviation host Girls in Aviation Day.
The Paradies Shop in Savannah Square completed a storewide update and refresh.
The Security Checkpoint Expansion Project gets underway to expand the security checkpoint to six (6) lanes, expedite the screening process and improve the passenger experience.
Breeze launches nonstop flights to Westchester County (HPN) and New Orleans (MSY).
SAV hosts an aviation tour for Georgia Southern University engineering students.
SAV partners with SEADOG and Gulfstream Aerospace to help Naples, FL, airport friends and their families with relief efforts after Hurricane Ian.
First international charter, Canadian North, arrives at new Federal Inspection Services Facility at SAV.
Rental car facility improvements are complete. All rental cars are located adjacent to the terminal with rideshare pick-up at the North baggage claim exit.
SAV’s annual Home for the Holidays contest gives five round-trip flights to reunite military families.
More than 1,000 students from area schools perform at SAV as part of the airport’s 22nd Annual School Music Days.

Air Service Announcements

Two New Airlines Begin Service to SAV

Nonstop to Columbus, OH
Nonstop to New Haven, CT
Nonstop to New Orleans, LA
Nonstop to Westchester/White Plains, NY
Nonstop to Hartford, CT

Airlines & Nonstop Destinations

Weekly nonstop departure to
New Haven HVN*
Weekly nonstop departure to
Akron Canton CAK
Allentown ABE*
Appleton ATW*
Baltimore BWI*
Bellville BLV*
Chicago MDW*
Cincinnati CVG
Columbus LCK
Flint FNT*
Grand Rapids GRR*
Indianapolis IND*
Louisville SDF*
Newburgh SWF*
Newark EWR
Pittsburgh PIT
Daily nonstop departure to
Charlotte CLT
Chicago O’Hare ORD*
Dallas DFW
Miami MIA
Philadelphia PHL
Washington Reagan DCA
Weekly nonstop departure to
Columbus CMH*
Hartford BDL
New Orleans MSY
Westchester HPN
Daily nonstop departure to
Atlanta ATL
Boston BOS
Detroit DTW
Minneapolis MSP*
New York JFK
New York LGA
Weekly nonstop departure to
Philadelphia PHL*
Daily nonstop departure to
Boston BOS
New York JFK
New York LGA
Weekly nonstop departure to
Ft. Lauderdale FLL
Tampa TPA
Daily nonstop departure to
Boston BOS
Detroit DTW
Minneapolis MSP*
New York JFK
New York LGA
Weekly nonstop departure to
Minneapolis MSP*
Daily nonstop departure to
Chicago O’Hare ORD
Denver DEN
Houston IAH
Newark EWR
Washington IAD

*As of December 31, 2022

Green Initiatives


Christmas Trees Recycled

60.672 tons

Cardboard Bales Recylced

8,820 lbs.

Tin/White Goods Recylced

24,060 lbs.

#2 Heavy Melting Scrap Recycled

4,600 lbs.

Waste Recycled

7,776 gals.

Used Oil Recycled

165 gals.

Crushed Lamps Recycled

Awards & Accolades

Annual Comprehensive Financial Report Award

GFOA presents Savannah Airport Commission with the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report Award (ACFR) for the fiscal year ending 12/31/20.

No. 1 Airport in the U.S.

SAV is named the No. 1 Airport in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure readers in the 2022 World’s Best Awards.

National Weather Service StormReady Supporter

SAV is the 43rd airport in the U.S. and the 3rd airport in Georgia designated as a National Weather Service StormReady Supporter.

Kaminski Award

SAV receives the Kaminski Award for excellence in airfield marking.

SCAD Salutes Award

SAV receives the SCAD Salutes Award.

2022 Airport Experience News (AXN) Award

Executive Director Gregory Kelly is announced as the 2022 AXN Director of the Year in the Small Airports division by Airport Experience News.

No. 1 Airport in the U.S.

For the third consecutive year, SAV is recognized as the No. 1 Airport in the U.S. in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

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, 2022. These financial statements are provided by management and are for information only. As of the publication date of this report, the audit of the 2022 financials is still in progress.

The following statements are being provided:

  • 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 ·