FDOT Releases its 2022 Florida Aviation Economic Impact Study
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has released an update of its Florida Aviation Economic Impact Study (AEIS), which quantifies the economic impact associated with the state’s aviation system. The 2022 FDOT AEIS results show that the Naples Airport supports 5,454 jobs and generates a total economic impact of $781 million annually.
This represents a 77% increase from FDOT’s previous valuation of Naples Airport’s annual economic impact of over $440 million in 2019.
“The Naples Airport helps to drive the economy of Naples and Collier County,” said Chris Rozansky, Executive Director of the Naples Airport Authority. “This study is another indicator of the increasing popularity of Southwest Florida and the airport’s role in serving both our residents and visitors.”
The study was completed by FDOT in December 2022 and used calendar year 2021 data to quantify the $336 billion economic impact associated with over 125 public-use airports, 11 military installations, off-airport air cargo services, and aviation-reliant industries in the state of Florida.
The FDOT study includes an evaluation of five different elements – on-airport impacts, visitor spending impacts, air cargo impacts, military impacts, and industry reliance impacts.
To learn more, visit the Naples Airport website here.
About Naples Airport
Naples Airport is ideally located within minutes of downtown Naples, the Gulf of Mexico and I-75, connecting people to the Paradise Coast through an exceptional airport experience. The airport serviced over 122,000 annual operations in the last fiscal year, while being an engaged, responsive partner to the community. Home to flight schools, air charter operators, car rental agencies, and corporate aviation and non-aviation businesses, the airport is also a central location for public services, including fire/rescue services, mosquito control, the Collier County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and other community services. The airport also prides itself on being the hub of emergency staging during natural disasters, like hurricanes and tornadoes, for first responders, lighting, and power crews.
All funds used for the airport’s operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or federal and state grants from aviation-related user fees. The airport receives no local tax dollars. The Florida Department of Transportation values the airport’s annual economic impact on the community at more than $781 million.
For more information or to subscribe to email updates from the airport, visit www.FlyNaples.com.