SAVANNAH, GA— Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport finished the year 2015 with a record number of passengers, reflecting a six percent increase over 2014. For the first time since 2005, the Airport boarded over one million passengers during the twelve-month period, capping the year with a total of 1,017,065 enplanements. Passenger deplanements were 1,010,197 bringing the total number of passengers served to 2,027,027.
Market share for airlines serving Savannah/Hilton Head International in 2015 was as follows: Delta Airlines 47.62%, American 24.67%, United 13.71%, JetBlue 11.95%, Allegiant 1.73%, and Sun Country .22%. The Airport finished out the year with a 84% load factor, a two percent increase over 2014.
In May, the airport celebrated the start of new service with Allegiant Airlines and the debut of nonstop departures between Savannah and Cincinnati, Columbus, and Akron-Canton. Allegiant brought with it low-cost leisure travel providing customers with low base fares averaging nearly half the cost of the average domestic round-trip fare. In addition, Sun Country Airlines entered the market in August with seasonal service to Minneapolis/St Paul.
Over 45 daily non-stop departures are available to Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Delta will begin seasonal nonstop service to Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Sun Country will return with MSP service in April. Allegiant just kicked off the New Year with the announcement of service from SAV to Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Lexington, Kentucky, and will resume service to the Ohio markets. SAV expects this upward trend to continue with the addition of new routes slated for 2016. For the most current flight information, check the Airport’s website at www.flySAV.com.