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Number of U.S. Airports

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Details may not add up to totals due to rounding by the source.


KEY: U = data are not available.

a Includes civil and joint-use civil-military airports, heliports, STOL (short takeoff and landing) ports, and seaplane bases in the United States and its territories. Sole-use military airports are included beginning in 2007.

b Total airports in 2006 does not sum from Public and Private based on the source data.

c Total Landing Areas includes airports, heliports, seaplane bases, gliderports, balloonports, and ultralights.

d Military includes public use and private use and are included in appropriate public or private use numbers.

e Certificated airports (active): airports serving passenger-carrying operations of an air carrier certificated under Part 121 and Part 380. Beginning in 2005, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) no longer certificates military airports. 

f Total General aviation commercial service airports excluded in this total but include in public-use.

g 2015 data are not available.


1980-2011: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Administrator's Fact Book (Washington, DC). 

2012-22: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, personal communication, as of Aug. 21, 2014, Aug. 31, 2015, Jun. 22, 2017, Jul. 9, 2018, May 14, 2019, May 4, 2020, Apr. 29, 2021, Apr. 20, 2022, and Aug. 31 2023.