TABLE 2-1-5 - Number of U.S. Airports: 1995-2007

TABLE 2-1-5 - Number of U.S. Airports: 1995-2007

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  Total, airports Public use Private use Certificated, total Civil Military
Total Runways (percent) Total Runways (percent)
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
2007 20,341 5,221 U U 14,839 U U 565 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 any (1) scheduled passenger-carrying operations of an air carrier operating aircraft designed for more than 9 passenger seats; and (2) unscheduled passenger-carrying operations of an air carrier operating aircraft designed for at least 31 passenger seats.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Administrator's Fact Book (various editions), available at http://www.faa.gov/ as of September 2008 as reported in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-3, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of October 2008.