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List Of International And Domestic Airports In Florida

By Ankit Karki | 7 September 2023 02:28 AM

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Florida sees a massive influx of hundreds of millions of tourists every year who come to enjoy the sunshine state's many theme parks and warm beaches. The most commonly used mode to get into Florida by far is airfare.

At present, Florida has 20 commercial airports,11 private-use landing fields, and 109 public-use airports. Here are 20 major airports that can come in handy while traveling to the Disney World state.

1. Orlando International Airport

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The Orlando International Airport is the eighth busiest airport in the US, hosting over a thousand flights daily and over 50 million passengers yearly. The facility has four runways, among which the 18L-36R is the largest (12,005 feet×200 feet).

JetBlue, Frontier and Southwest Airlines are some of the primary airlines operating in the OIA. In case of any delays, passengers can hang out at one of the many stores inside the premises, including Admiral's Club, Baskin Robbins, and Burger King.

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2. Miami International Airport

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Miami International Airport is the 9th busiest airport in the US with over 1000 flights daily. The facility serves over 54 million passengers, who fly from and to 167 international and domestic destinations.

MIA is considered a hub for several international airlines like American Airlines, FedEx Express, Atlas Air, Pan Am, Silver Airways, and more. The airport premises also have several recreational hubs like 305 Pizza, Icebox Cafe, Lorena Garcia Cocina, and Taco Bell.

3. Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport

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Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport primarily serves the Miami metropolitan area. It is located around 3 miles away from downtown Fort Lauderdale. The facility has a daily average of 700 arriving flights and 325 departing flights with over 36 million passengers using the facility annually.

The Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport's major destinations include 50 international airports in 24 countries. Its airfield consists of two runways; the 10L/28R runway is 9000 feet long and 150 feet wide, whereas the 10R/28L runway is 8000 feet long and 150 feet wide. Major airlines operating in the airport are Allegiant Air, Spirit Airlines, and JetBlue.

4. Tampa International Airport

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Tampa International Airport is currently the 26th busiest airport in the US. The establishment hosts 550 flights daily which constitute around 60000 passengers being processed in a day.

Air Canada, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Delta Air Lines, etc. are some of the major commercial airlines operating in the airport. Likewise, TIA hosts several major flights to international destinations like Ontario, Havana, Halifax, Grand Cayman, Cancun, and Calgary. Even if you have a long waiting time or a delayed flight, there are several spots to dine and hang out. Chick-fil-A, Starbucks Reserve, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and InMotion are some of the few stores that will make it worth the wait.

5. Southwest Florida International Airport

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The Southwest Florida International Airport primarily serves the Southwest Florida region, which consists of places like Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Punta Gorda metropolitan areas, and  Naples-Marco Island. SFIA is a busy airport with over 10,000 arriving flights and 8,000 departing flights annually. 

Similarly, the airport served over 10 million passengers in 2022. Covering an area of  13,555 acres (21.2 sq. miles), the institution has a single runway, which is nearly 12 thousand feet long and 150 feet wide. United Airlines, Air Canada, and British Airways are some of the major airlines operating inside the airport, whereas Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, and Edinburgh are some of the major destinations.

6. Jacksonville International Airport

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Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is located civil-military airport located nearly 13 miles away from Downtown Jacksonville in the north direction. The establishment handles over 200 flights daily and around 2.5 million passengers annually.

As of 2023, JAX handles commercial airlines like American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. The airport also currently manages 40 domestic flights and one international flight to Toronto, Canada. Inside the facility, you can several diners and restaurants, including Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Firehouse Subs, Sbarro, Starbucks, and Vino Volo.

7. Daytona Beach International Airport

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The Daytona Beach International Airport is located nearly three miles away from Daytona Beach in the southwest direction. The airport has, on average, 4 daily departure flights and around 20 arriving flights with over 547 thousand travelers using the facility yearly.

Covering a total area of 1800 acres (2.81 sq miles), the airport has three asphalt runways, namely  7L/25R, 16/34, and 7R/25L. The primary runway 7L/25R is 150 feet wide and 10,500 feet long. Major airlines operating in the airport are  American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and Delta. Additionally, the airport also has a gift shop, a business center, a service animal relief area, and an ATM.

8. Palm Beach International Airport

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Palm Beach International Airport, also called PBI, is located further west of West Palm Beach. Florida. Operational since 1936, the airport primarily serves the people of Palm Beach Country.

The airport is named after aviator Grace Morrison, a key figure in the planning of the facility. Air Canada, JetBlue Airways, British Airways, and JetBlue Airways are some of the major airlines operating out of the airport. PBI served over 6.6 million in 2022, flying to destinations in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands.

9. Key West International Airport

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Key West International Airport is a single-runway airport in Key West Florida. Located 2 miles east of Key West's main commercial center, it primarily serves Monroe County, Florida.

The airport has one runway that is 5076 feet long and 100 feet wide. Due to the relatively short size of the runway, the largest airplane that can take off is the Airbus A319. Despite its runway limitations, the Key West Airport serves nearly a million passengers annually.

10. Orlando Sanford International Airport

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Orlando Sanford International Airport primarily serves the Floridian cities of Sanford and Orlando. The airport mostly manages domestic flights that constitute over 96% of its traffic. The establishment has seen a surge in internal travelers ever since the ultra-low-cost Allegiant Air became popular.

In 2022, the airport served 2.7 million domestic passengers and 88 thousand international passengers, totaling over 2.8 million passengers in the fiscal year. The Orlando Sanford Airport covers a total area of acres and has four asphalt runways.

11. Melbourne Orlando International Airport

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Melbourne Orlando International Airport is owned by the city of Melbourne, Florida. Originally called Melbourne International Airport, it was renamed to Orlando Melbourne International Airport before finally receiving its current name in May 2021.

The Melbourne Orlando Airport consists of three runways; the longest runway is 10,181 feet long and 150 feet wide. In 2022 alone, the airport served over 700 thousand passengers.

12. Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport

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Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport is located three miles away from Downtown Sarasota. The airport primarily serves Sarasota (city), Sarasota County, and Manatee County.

Nicknamed SRQ, the establishment is built over an area of 1,102 acres (1.72 miles). It also has two asphalt runways of measurements 9500×150 feet and 5009×150 feet. Likewise, the airport has a Starbucks, a Jimmy Johns, and several marts and restaurants inside its premises.

13. St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport

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St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport, also called PIE, primarily serves St. Petersburg, a city in Florida. The airport is located on Pinellas Park's northeast boundary at a distance of 9 miles from St. Petersburg, 17 miles from southwest Tampa, and 7 miles from Clearwater.

PIE is categorized as a small-hub primary commercial service facility. It is a hub for Frontier Airlines, which flies to over 50 destinations from the airport. The two-runway facility also hosts West Central Florida's annual Honor Flight, flying 75 to 80 veterans to Washington D.C.

14. Pensacola International Airport

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The Pensacola International Airport is the second largest airport in North Florida by number of passengers. The facility primarily handles domestic commercial and doesn't have any scheduled international flights despite its name.

Located miles northeast of Pensacola, the airport primarily serves the Pensacola Metropolitan Area. PIA has two runways of approximately 7000×150 feet each and one terminal for passenger transfer.

15. Tallahassee International Airport

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Tallahassee International Airport is a major airport in north Florida. Located nearly five miles away from downtown Tallahassee, the airport primarily serves Florida's capital Tallahassee. 

Despite the use of the word "international" in its name, the airport doesn't have any route outside of the US yet. TLH processes, on average, 204 flights in a day and served 820 thousand passengers in 2022. The airport's 2022 stats show that it managed 10% air taxi flights, 13% commercial flights, 21% military, and 57% general aviation flights.

16. Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

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Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is the first US international airport to be opened after the 9/11 attacks. It is located nearly 18 miles away from Panama City, Florida.

The Northwest Florida airport was initially constructed as a replacement for the Panama City-Bay County International Airport. Although established as a destination for international travelers, the airport currently doesn't have any scheduled international flights. It has a single concrete runway that measures 10000 feet long and 150 feet wide.

17. Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport

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Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport lies at a driving distance of nearly 25 minutes from Destin. The airport only manages commercial flights, whereas non-commercial flights should use the Destin Executive Airport.

Called VPS for its East Gate near Valparaiso, the airport has two runways. The 12/30 runway is 11,987×300 feet and the second runway 01/19 is  10,001×300 feet. Allegiant Air, American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and more.

18. Punta Gorda Airport

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Punta Gorda Airport is best known for hosting the Florida International Air Show, a yearly event of military demonstrations. It is located three miles away from Punta Gorda, Charlotte County. 

PGD is a hub for the low-cost Allegiant Air, which flies to 51 destinations from the Florida-based airfield. The airport has three asphalt runways and serves over 1.8 million passengers every year.

19. Gainesville Regional Airport

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Gainesville Regional Airport is a primary commercial service airport that served over 500 thousand passengers in 2022. Located northeast of Gainesville, the airport is owned by the Gainesville-Alachua County. 

Delta Air Lines and American Airlines are the only major commercial airlines to fly out of GRA. The scheduled flights are primarily to Miami, Charlotte, and Dallas/Fort Worth. The airport opens up at 3:30 a.m. and closes by 12:30 a.m. Passengers are not allowed to stay in the terminal overnight.

20. Vero Beach Regional Airport

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Vero Beach Regional Airport is a secondary airport located a mile away from Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida. The airport became operational in 1930 and is considered to be the home of the Piper Aircraft.

VRB is currently a hub for Breeze Airways which has flights to Hartford, Norfolk, and White Plains. Similarly, it will begin flying to Providence on November 2, 2023. The airport is famous for its parking-friendly policy, which allows passengers to park their vehicles free of charge for up to three weeks.

More Florida Airports

Besides the above-mentioned 20 airports, Florida is also home to several reliever, nonprimary, and military airports. Some of the facilities are listed below:

  • Albert Whitted Airport
  • Arcadia Municipal Airport
  • Belle Glade State Municipal Airport
  • Boca Raton Airport
  • Buchan Airport
  • Clearwater Air Park
  • Cross City Airport
  • Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
  • George T. Lewis Airport
  • Hilliard Airpark
  • LaBelle Municipal Airport
  • Lake Wales Municipal Airport
  • Marion County Airport
  • Ocean Reef Club Airport
  • Orlando Apopka Airport
  • Palm Beach County Park Airport
  • Patrick Space Force Base
  • South Lakeland Airport
  • Tyndall Air Force Base
  • Venice Municipal Airport

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