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|February 24, 2022 City Council Regular Meeting|
20. Approval to Renew Contract for Professional Services with Ailevon Pacific Aviation Consulting in the Amount of $136,000.
The Airport has been utilizing the services of Brad DiFiore, Managing Director of Ailevon since mid-2012 to enhance the Airport’s efforts to attract new air service and/or new routes and increase our existing air service. The initial Professional Services Agreement term commenced on January 7, 2015, and continued on December 31, 2015. Upon completion of the initial term, the Agreement may be renewed for successive one-year terms unless thirty (30) days prior, written notice of intent not to renew is given by either party. The renewal contract for professional services with APAC will be effective January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. The total amount of compensation will be inclusive of conference fees, travel-related expenses, and other related incidentals and will be invoiced in 12 monthly installments on the first day of each month. Ailevon has done an excellent job preparing presentations for air carrier meetings and assisting SAC in discussions with airline representatives. Mr. DiFiore is well versed in both the Savannah and Hilton Head Island markets and spends considerable time keeping up with airline changes that could affect service to SAV. He was instrumental in helping to secure service from Southwest Airlines that started in 2021. Staff will continue working with Mr. DiFiore to grow service at SAV with a focus on reinstating service to Canada increasing efforts to bring in international charter flights. Other focus areas include pursuing the Caribbean and transatlantic route development, increasing Florida service, seeing additional flights to destinations already served, and continuing to build on up gauging of aircraft with all carriers serving SAV.
Dawoud Stevenson, Director, Program Management
Expenditure of $136,000 from Savannah Airport Commission Funds.
Agreement for Consulting Services 010122 - 123122 (AILEVON PACIFIC AIR SERVICE CONSULTING).docx