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February 11, 2021 City Council Regular Meeting
24. Approval to Execute a Contract Renewal for Professional Services with Ailevon Pacific Air Service Consulting in the Amount of $136,000
Strategic Priority
Good Government

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, as well as to increase our existing air service. The initial Professional Services Agreement term commenced on January 7, 2015 and continued 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, 2021, through December 31, 2021. 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.  In 2018, staff began working with Ailevon in an effort to bring in international charter service, as the construction of SAC’s Federal Inspection Station began. Other focus areas include additional Canadian service, Caribbean routes and transatlantic routes, increasing Florida service, seeking additional flights to destinations already served and continuing to build on upgauging of aircraft with all carriers serving SAV.



Mr. Dawoud Stevenson, Director of Program Management / IT
Financial Impact
Expenditure of $136,000 from Savannah Airport Commission Funds
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Agreement for Consultng Services.pdf
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