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Number of U.S. Airports(a)

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

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KEY: R = revised; U = data are unavailable.

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 Certificated airports serve air-carrier operations with aircraft seating more than 9 passengers but less than 31 passenger seats. As of 2005, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) no longer certificates military airports. 

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1980-2011: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Administrator's Fact Book (Washington, DC), available at http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/aba/admin_factb... as of Aug. 15, 2012. 

2012-14: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, personal communication, as of Aug. 21, 2014, Aug. 31, 2015.

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