Saturday, September 26, 2009

Savannah Airport Car Rental

Savannah Airport Car RentalSavannah/Hilton Head International Airport (IATA code SAV), formerly known as Savannah International Airport, Travis Field and Chatham Field, is a joint civil-military airport located 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Savannah, Georgia just off Interstate 95, between Savannah and the city of Pooler, Georgia.

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Here's some information on Savannah International Airport, sourced from Wikipedia:
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. 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.

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport was originally named Chatham Field and developed as a Works Progress Administration project at Cherokee Hill, one of the highest elevations in Chatham County, Georgia. In 1939 Congress had instituted a program to improve the nation's airport infrastructure in the interest of National Defense. If local governments provided the land, the Federal Government would fund construction of the airport. The City then approached the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) about the possibility of building a an airport at Cherokee Hill. The CAA accepted this proposal informing the City that as much as $400,000 would be allocated for construction of three 4,000-ft. runways.

By the time the project got underway in 1941, the United States was on an unalterable road to war and the Army Air Corps as well as the Navy took an interest in the strategically located coastal airport.
Airlines using Savannah Airport include:
  • American Eagle
  • American Eagle operated by Executive Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines
  • Delta Connection operated by Chautauqua Airlines
  • Delta Connection operated by Comair
  • Northwest Airlines
  • United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines
  • United Express operated by Mesa Airlines
  • US Airways
  • US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines
  • US Airways Express operated by Republic Airlines

Video: Delta Airlines Takeoff from Savannah Airport

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