Airports — Additional Data

Airports — Additional Data

Airports and Landing Areas Abandoned

Current as of March 2011
Source: FAA

Year Public-Use Airports Abandoned Private-Use Airports Abandoned Total Airports Abandoned Public-Use Landing Facilities Abandoned Private-Use Landing Facilities Abandoned Total Landing Facilities Abandoned
2009 NA NA NA 18 133 378
2008 NA NA NA 16 297 477
2007 NA NA NA 18 461 315
2006 NA NA NA 27 360 160
2005 NA NA NA 14 115 129
2004 NA NA NA 10 117 127
2003 NA NA NA 19 214 233
2002 NA NA NA 16 121 137
2001 9 124 133 26 220 246
2000 13 119 132 13 156 169
1999 15 85 100 17 109 126
1998 21 44 65 24 92 116
1997 23 62 85 25 83 108
1996 25 45 70 26 63 89
1995 38 98 136 51 186 237
1994 52 196 248 67 293 360
1993 15 102 117 19 183 202
1992 14 143 157 18 207 225
1991 30 248 278 38 349 387
1990 39 231 270 48 370 418
1989 29 196 225 37 330 367
1988 30 181 211 40 293 333
1987 54 221 275 66 335 401
1986 48 213 261 58 317 375
1985 42 167 209 45 261 306
1984 33 165 198 43 257 300
1983 56 185 241 83 252 335
1982 59 238 297 105 339 444
1981 113 170 283 148 229 377

Ten Busiest U.S. Airports in 2010 (fiscal year)

Current as of March 2011
Source: FAA

Rank Facility Total Operations GA Operations % GA
1 Atlanta Int'l 873,760 6,789 1
2 Chicago O'Hare Int'l 812,032 6,928 1
3 Dallas Fort Worth Int'l 597,196 4,991 1
4 Los Angeles Int'l 527,602 18,528 4
5 Denver Int'l 581,928 3,432 1
6 Houston/G Bush Intercont'l 486,001 10,674 2
7 Charlotte Douglas Int'l 483,426 22,474 5
8 Las Vegas/McCarran Int'l 466,252 40,214 9
9 Phoenix Sky Harbor Int'l 410,631 19,601 5
10 Newark Liberty Int'l 376,041 8,728 2

Aeronautical Facilities

Current as of April 2005
Source: FAA

Air Traffic Control Towers (Total) 688
FAA Towers 495 (estimate)
Military Towers 165 (estimate)
Non-Federal Control Towers 27 (estimate)
Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC) 24
Radar Approach Control (RACF) 227
Flight Service Stations (FSS) 72
Automated FSS 58
International FSS 3
Navigation Facilities
VOR, VOR/DME, VORTAC 1,119
Nondirectional Beacons (NDB) 1,685
Direction Finder Service 44
Instrument Landing Facilities (ILS) 1,473
Partial ILS 280
Localizer Directional Aid (LDA) 26
Simplified Directional Facility (SDF) 21
Non-Federal 196
Military 55

Updated Friday, March 25, 2011