TABLE A-3 Number of U.S. Airports: 1995-2006

TABLE A-3 Number of U.S. Airports: 1995-2006

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  Airports, total Public use, total Runways (Percent) Private use, total Runways (Percent) Certificated, total Civil Military
Lighted Paved Lighted Paved
1995 18,224 5,415 74.3 73.3 12,809 6.4 33.0 667 572 95
1996 18,292 5,389 74.5 73.7 12,903 6.4 32.9 671 577 94
1997 18,345 5,357 74.6 74.0 12,988 6.4 33.0 660 566 94
1998 18,770 5,352 74.8 74.2 13,418 6.3 33.2 660 566 94
1999 19,098 5,324 76.1 74.2 13,774 6.7 31.8 655 565 90
2000 19,281 5,317 75.9 74.3 13,964 7.2 32.0 651 563 88
2001 19,356 5,294 76.2 74.6 14,062 8.0 32.4 635 560 75
2002 19,572 5,286 76.1 74.5 14,286 8.3 32.4 633 558 75
2003 19,581 5,286 76.2 74.5 14,295 8.6 32.7 628 555 73
2004 19,820 5,288 76.3 74.5 14,532 9.0 32.8 599 542 57
2005 19,854 5,270 76.7 74.8 14,584 9.2 33.1 575 U U
2006 19,983 5,233 77.1 75.2 14,757 9.5 33.2 604 U U

KEY: U = Data are unavailable.

NOTES: 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. Publicly owned facilities are open for public use with no prior authorization or permission. Certificated airports serve air-carrier operations with aircraft seating more than 9 passengers.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Administrator's Fact Book (various editions), available at http://www.faa.gov/ as of April 2007.