SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The airport for one of Georgia's top tourist destinations reports passenger growth exceeded 13% last year.

The Savannah Morning News reports nearly 2.8 million passengers traveled through Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport in 2018. The commission that manages the airport says that's an increase of more than 336,000 additional passengers compared to 2017.

The growth came as airlines added more flights to the Savannah airport, which also markets itself to travelers headed to neighboring South Carolina.

Frontier Airlines launched seasonal nonstop flights last year to Denver and Philadelphia, while American Airlines added nonstop service to Miami. Allegiant began offering nonstop flights between Savannah and Nashville.

Airport executive director Greg Kelly said Savannah is looking to add more service toward the West Coast as well as international flights.

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Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com

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