JAX Aviation has $2.9 Billion Impact


Jacksonville's four commercial and general aviation airports have a nearly $2.9 billion annual impact, according to a Florida Department of Transportation study.

Jacksonville International Airport, Cecil Field, Craig Municipal Airport and Herlong Airport employ nearly 29,900 people, according to the "Florida: Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study." The state's aviation industry has a $114.7 billion impact through its 19 commercial airports, 102 general aviation airports and 11 military airfields.

The industry supports about 1.2 million jobs, which have an annual payroll of $38.8 billion. Commercial and general aviation in Florida has a $97 billion annual impact and creates about 1 million jobs.

Commercial aviation's aid to business productivity through commercial aviation, air cargo and general aviation equals about $94.5 billion and supports 920,600 jobs.

Mark Szakonyi

Jacksonville Business Journal