2022 Florida Statewide Economic Impact Study

Florida’s aviation system includes over 125 public-use airports, including 19 primary commercial service airports spanning the Panhandle to the Florida Keys. The aviation system also includes 11 military aviation facilities, with numerous off-airport businesses relying on the aviation system to transport personnel, goods, and services.

In 2021 (the study’s data collection year), Florida attracted almost 122 million visitors, including 4.5 million from international locations, with 36 percent of the total visitors arriving in one of Florida’s world-class airports. The study assessed the impacts of these out-of-state visitors and found that visitor spending generated over $94 billion in economic impact.

Florida’s airports are economic hubs, directly employ over 18,000 people , and are home to over 5,000 businesses. Florida’s airports also support air cargo services, connecting long-distance domestic and international markets to companies in the state – positioning Florida as a global business leader. Off-airport air cargo impacts facilitated by Florida’s airports supported almost 701,000 jobs and contributed $150 billion in economic impact.

Florida has a rich military heritage; in fact, many of Florida’s modern civilian airports began as military installations. In addition to serving a critical role in supporting the U.S. National Defense System, Florida’s 11 military aviation facilities generate over 143,000 jobs and contribute $12.9 billion in economic impact. 

Executive Summaries by District

Florida Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Case Studies

Sample Surveys

Airport Profiles


Airglades Airport  (PowerPoint)
Albert Whitted Airport   (PowerPoint)
Apalachicola Regional - Cleve Randolph Field  (PowerPoint)
Arcadia Municipal Airport (PowerPoint)
Arthur Dunn Air Park  (PowerPoint)
Avon Park Executive Airport  (PowerPoint)

Bartow Executive Airport   (PowerPoint)
Belle Glade State Municipal Airport  (PowerPoint)
Bob Sikes Airport  (PowerPoint)
Bob White Field  (PowerPoint)
Boca Raton Airport  (PowerPoint)
Brooksville - Tampa Bay Regional Airport  (PowerPoint)
Buchan Airport  (PowerPoint)

Calhoun County Airport  (PowerPoint)
Carrabelle - Thompson Airport  (PowerPoint)
Cecil Airport   (PowerPoint)
Clearwater Air Park  (PowerPoint)
Costin Airport  (PowerPoint)
Cross City Airport  (PowerPoint)
Crystal River Airport  (PowerPoint)

Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport  (PowerPoint)
Daytona Beach International Airport  (PowerPoint)
Defuniak Springs Airport  (PowerPoint)
DeLand Municipal - Sidney H Taylor Field  (PowerPoint)
Destin Executive Airport  (PowerPoint)
Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport/Elgin AFB  (PowerPoint)
Downtown Ft Lauderdale Heliport  (PowerPoint)

Everglades Airpark  (PowerPoint)
Executive Airport   (PowerPoint)

Ferguson Airport  (PowerPoint)
Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport  (PowerPoint)
Flagler Executive Airport  (PowerPoint)
Flying Ten Airport  (PowerPoint)
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport   (PowerPoint)
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport  (PowerPoint)
Fort Walton Beach Airport   (PowerPoint)

Gainesville Regional Airport  (PowerPoint)
George T Lewis Airport   (PowerPoint)

Herlong Recreational Airport  (PowerPoint)
Hilliard Airpark   (PowerPoint)

Immokalee Regional Airport  (PowerPoint)
Inverness Airport   (PowerPoint)

Jacksonville Executive At Craig Airport   (PowerPoint)
Jacksonville International Airport  (PowerPoint)

Key West International Airport   (PowerPoint)
Keystone Heights Airpark  (PowerPoint)
Kissimmee Gateway Airport   (PowerPoint)

La Belle Municipal Airport  (PowerPoint)
Lake City Gateway Airport   (PowerPoint)
Lake Wales Municipal Airport  (PowerPoint)
Lakeland Linder International Airport   (PowerPoint)
Leesburg International Airport   (PowerPoint)

Marco Island Executive Airport   (PowerPoint)
Marianna Municipal Airport   (PowerPoint)
Marion County Airport   (PowerPoint)
Melbourne International Airport   (PowerPoint)
Merritt Island Airport   (PowerPoint)                   
Miami Executive Airport   (PowerPoint)


Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport  (PowerPoint)
Miami International Airport  (PowerPoint)
Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport  (PowerPoint)
Miami Seaplane Base  (PowerPoint)

Naples Municipal Airport  (PowerPoint)
New Hibiscus Airpark  (PowerPoint)
New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport   (PowerPoint)
North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport   (PowerPoint)
North Perry Airport  (PowerPoint)
Northeast Florida Regional Airport  (PowerPoint)
Northwest Florida-Beaches International Airport  (PowerPoint)

Oak Tree Landing Airport  (PowerPoint)
Ocala International-Jim Taylor Field   (PowerPoint)
Okeechobee County Airport  (PowerPoint)
Orlando Apopka Airport  (PowerPoint)
Orlando International Airport   (PowerPoint)
Orlando Sanford International Airport   (PowerPoint)
Ormond Beach Municipal Airport  (PowerPoint)

Page Field  (PowerPoint)
Palatka Municipal-Lt. Kay Larkin Field  (PowerPoint)
Palm Beach County Glades Airport  (PowerPoint)
Palm Beach County Park Airport  (PowerPoint)
Palm Beach International Airport  (PowerPoint)
Pensacola International Airport  (PowerPoint)
Perry-Foley Airport  (PowerPoint)
Peter O Knight Airport  (PowerPoint)
Peter Prince Field  (PowerPoint)
Pierson Municipal Airport   (PowerPoint)
Pilot Country Airport  (PowerPoint)
Plant City Airport  (PowerPoint)
Pompano Beach Airpark   (PowerPoint)
Punta Gorda Airport  (PowerPoint)

Quincy Municipal Airport  (PowerPoint)

Sarasota / Bradenton International Airport   (PowerPoint)
Sebastian Municipal Airport   (PowerPoint)
Sebring Regional Airport  (PowerPoint)
Southwest Florida International Airport   (PowerPoint)
Space Coast Regional Airport  (PowerPoint)
St George Island Airport  (PowerPoint)
St Pete-Clearwater International Airport   (PowerPoint)
Suwannee County Airport  (PowerPoint)

Tallahassee International Airport   (PowerPoint)
Tampa Executive Airport  (PowerPoint)
Tampa International Airport  (PowerPoint)
Tavares Seaplane Base  (PowerPoint)
The Florida Keys Marathon Airport   (PowerPoint)
Treasure Coast International Airport   (PowerPoint)
Tri-County Airport  (PowerPoint)

Umatilla Municipal Airport   (PowerPoint)

Valkaria Airport  (PowerPoint)
Venice Municipal Airport   (PowerPoint)
Vero Beach Regional Airport   (PowerPoint)

Wakulla County Airport  (PowerPoint)
Wauchula Municipal Airport   (PowerPoint)
Williston Municipal Airport  (PowerPoint)
Winter Haven Regional Airport   (PowerPoint)
Witham Field  (PowerPoint)

Zephyrhills Municipal Airport   (PowerPoint)