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Ohio Aviation Facts

Air Transportation Facts

  • 166 public use airports
    • 106 Public Owned
    • 60 Privately Owned
  • 5th in the Nation for airports included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems
  • 84 of 88 Ohio Counties are served by publicly owned airports
  • 10,879 FAA registered aircraft and approx. 18,000 FAA registered pilots (2001)

Commercial Service Airports

  • Ohio’s six commercial service airports enplaned more than 11.2 million passengers (2004)
  • 90% of Ohio’s population is within a 30 minute drive to one or more airports able to land a business aircraft (5,000 foot long runway)
  • Employs 125,500 with a total payroll of $2.7 billion (2004)
  • Total Economic Impact of $8.8 billion (2004) 

Ohio’s Entitlement Airports

  • Enplane more than 10,000 people per year or land more than 100 million pounds of cargo per year
  • Directly funded by the FAA – based on number of passenger enplanements or the weight of air cargo landed
  • Ohio has seven entitlement airports
    • Akron-Canton Regional
    • Cleveland Hopkins International
    • John Glenn Columbus International Airport
    • Rickenbacker International
    • James M. Cox Dayton International
    • Toledo Express
    • Youngstown-Warren Regional



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