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Savannah/Hilton Head welcomed Southwest’s five routes in March

Located in Georgia, close to the Atlantic Coast, Savannah lies roughly half way between Jacksonville in Florida and Charleston in South Carolina. Located close to the border with South Carolina the airport also serves the popular tourist destination of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

Between 2013 and 2019 traffic at the airport almost doubled from just over 1.5 million annual passengers to just over three million. At the end of 2019, Delta was the leading airline at the airport accounting for 35% of seats, followed by American (27.9%), United (14.4%), Allegiant (10.1%), JetBlue (9.9%) and Frontier (1.8%).

The leading routes in 2019 were to Atlanta, Charlotte, New York JFK, Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago ORD. New services in 2019 included Allegiant starting flights from Albany, Allentown, Grand Rapids, Niagara Falls, Portsmouth and Providence. Notably, the airport also had international service with Air Canada from Toronto YYZ.

Despite the challenges of 2020, when passenger numbers fell by 60%, the airport still welcomed new services from Belleville, Chicago MDW and Houston HOU, all operated by Allegiant. This year has already seen Southwest Airlines begin five new routes from Baltimore/Washington, Chicago MDW, Dallas DAL, Houston HOU and Nashville, and Silver Airways begin service to Fort Lauderdale and Tampa. In addition, United plans to launch 2-weekly service to Milwaukee in May.

 

Savannah/Hilton Head Traffic 2005-2020

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