Commercial airports in the U.S. are critical infrastructure assets that are important components of the country’s transportation network. They enhance the movement of people, goods, and services throughout the country and around the world, allowing the economy to operate more effectively and efficiently.
This economic impact study summarizes the contribution that the 490 commercial airports in the U.S. make to the national economy. This analysis uses methodology approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to tabulate the economic contributions in terms of employment, annual payroll, and annual output for the 2010 calendar year.
Read the study (PDF), released in January, 2012