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Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

Savannah Hilton Head International Airport
Airport information
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 Location of the Airport in Georgia
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorSavannah Airport Commission
LocationSavannah, Georgia
Elevation15.2 m (50 ft)
Statistics2006
Aircraft operations102852
Based aircraft112

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"Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport , formerly Savannah International Airport, Travis Field and Chatham Field, is a joint civil-military airport located 7 mi (11.3 km) northwest of Savannah, Georgia just off Interstate 95, between Savannah and the city of Pooler, Georgia. It is the chief commercial airport for the three-county Savannah metropolitan area, although nearly 40 percent of the airport's total passenger traffic is bound for Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, located approximately 38.5 miles (approx. 42 minutes) away by car.

Despite the airport's name, there are currently no scheduled commercial international flights outside the United States from Savannah/Hilton Head. However, U.S. Customs facilities are on the field and the airport is part of a Foreign Trade Zone. As of 2003, Savannah/Hilton Head had 96,816 annual operations (takeoffs and landings) and 887,095 passenger enplanements, making it second only to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as Georgia's busiest commercial airport.

A terminal expansion project was completed in July 2007, adding five departure gates (for a total of fifteen). A $35 million parking garage was completed in October of the same year, which added 1,700 parking spaces and uses an electronic program to alert drivers to the number of available spaces on each garage level.

Savannah/Hilton Head is served by Delta (along with Delta Connection carriers ASA and Comair), Continental Express, United Express, US Airways, and American Eagle. An information counter provides local information regarding not only tourist attractions in Savannah and Hilton Head but most other coastal areas of Georgia and southern South Carolina.

The airport serves as world headquarters for Gulfstream Aerospace. The Georgia Air National Guard's 165th Airlift Wing is also based at Savannah/Hilton Head International.


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