Syracuse Airport Authority Approves Next Airport Executive Director

Apr 19, 2019

A new Executive Director of the Syracuse Hancock International Airport was approved today and will be making the move from Orlando, Florida.  Jason Terreri was selected from a field of 9 candidates. 

He specializes in senior airport management and most recently worked for Airports Worldwide, Inc.  Terreri says the amenities for the business traveler included in Syracuse Airport’s renovations is also seen at other modern airports.

The new incoming Executive of the Syracuse Airport, Jason Terreri.
Credit Malika Kalila / WAER News

“You have the power and the seats at the tables, things like that.  The modern facility is staying up with the trend of what you’re seeing in terms of air travel and what the passengers are looking for.  They’re staying ahead of it and from a development standpoint, I don’t see too much more that needs to go into it.”

Terreri will agree to a five year contract with a salary of $175,000 dollars annually, the highest paid director to date.  He plans to further tap into new market destinations for travelers and begins his new job on May 13th.  Syracuse Regional Airport Authority VP Bill Fisher says Terreri was the right choice to replace Chris Callahan for a variety of reasons. 

“…We also wanted someone with experience and air service development to continue building on the success that we’ve had in recent years, adding destinations, adding flights and we think that Jason checks off the boxes in all of those areas.”

Fisher says 8 years of renovations have really paid off.   The Syracuse airport accommodates 1 million passengers annually and the revenue stream has increased significantly.