Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, located at 400 Airways Ave. in Savannah, Georgia, is a public airport owned by the City of Savannah and managed by the Savannah Airport Commission. The airport is located just seven miles northwest of Savannah, about 40 miles southwest of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina and within driving distance from many destinations along the coastal Carolinas.
The airport carries about 887,000 passengers and operates about 97,000 takeoffs and landings per year, making it the second busiest airport in Georgia behind Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In 1994 a new terminal was built on the airport costing around $21 million. Over a decade later, in 2007, the airport completed a terminal expansion, which added five departure gates. In the same year a parking garage was completed for $35 million, adding 1,700 parking spaces to the busy airport. Currently United Airlines, Delta, JetBlue and Allegiant Air have flights traveling to and from the airport.
In the early 1940s, the City of Savannah acquired 600 acres on which to construct an airfield. Prior to completion, however, the U.S. Army Air Corps acquired the facility for use during World War II. In 1948 the airfield was turned over to the Georgia Air National Guard. A decade later, in 1958, work began on the airport turning it into what it resembles today.
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is the perfect destination for travelers looking to visit Georgia and South Carolina. With multiple airlines serving the airport, travelers have an array of options when traveling to and from the airport.