Table 2 - Air: 1999 Data (unless noted)

Table 2 - Air: 1999 Data (unless noted)

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Airports (2000)

    5,317 public-use airports

    13,964 private-use airports

Airports serving large certificated carriers1

    29 large hubs (69 airports), 458 million enplaned passengers

    31 medium hubs (48 airports), 96 million enplaned passengers

    56 small hubs (73 airports), 39 million enplaned passengers

    577 nonhubs (604 airports), 17 million enplaned passengers

Aircraft

    8,111 certificated air carrier aircraft,2 5.1 billion domestic miles flown3

    205,000 active general aviation aircraft4 (1998), 3.9 billion statute-miles flown5 (1997)

Passenger and freight companies3

    81 carriers

    588 million domestic revenue passenger enplanements

    13.9 billion domestic ton-miles of freight

Certificated air carriers (domestic and international)

    Majors: 13 carriers, 650,000 employees, 552 million revenue passenger enplanements

    Nationals: 30 carriers, 66,000 employees, 87 million revenue passenger enplanements

    Regionals: 38 carriers, 9,000 employees, 11 million revenue passenger enplanements

1 U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Air Carriers, 12 Months Ending December 31, 1999 (Washington, DC: 2001).
2 Aerospace Industries Association, Aerospace Facts and Figures (Washington, DC: 1999/2000).
3 U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information, Air Carrier Traffic Statistics (Washington, DC: 1999).
4 U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, General
Aviation and Air Taxi Activity and Avionics Survey, Calendar Year 1998
(Washington, DC: 2000).
5 U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, General Aviation and Air Taxi Activity and Avionics Survey, Calendar Year 1997, FAA-APO-99-4 (Washington, DC: 1999).

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2000 (Washington, DC: 2001).