Florida Airports is a driving force behind one of Florida's economic engines

Florida remains an international destination for travel and commerce, and Florida’s airports are proud to play an important role in supporting our state’s thriving economy. From the individual up to the state level, everyone benefits from Florida’s 129 public airports and the global connections and economic value each one provides.

Florida’s airports are an economic engine – the aviation industry generates $336 billion in economic activity and supports 1.4 million jobs.  To keep achieving great heights and meeting the needs of tomorrow’s business environment, Florida’s airports must continue to be developed, improved, and expanded.

Today, air travel numbers remain strong and our airports continue to serve as local hubs for tourism, business, and job creation. By embracing new technologies and innovation, Florida airports are streamlining the passenger experience, serving as a bridge between tens of millions of international and domestic visitors and the hometown businesses and communities here to welcome them.

Let’s Keep Florida’s Airports Soaring

As the statewide voice for aviation, the Florida Airports Council looks forward to serving as a strategic partner with state leaders as we navigate these challenges and advocate for issues that matter to Florida’s airports and the passengers they serve. Together, we can advance Florida’s all-important travel sector and strengthen the state’s economy.

 

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FAC 55th Annual Conference & Exposition is now OPEN!

The 55th FAC Annual Conference and Exposition will be hosted by Miami-Dade Aviation Department, Monroe County/Key West International Airport, and Florida Keys Marathon International Airport. The 2024 Conference will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2024 through Wednesday, August 14, 2024, at the JW Marriot Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. Register now!

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Join our Association!

Consider joining our association, as a member of FAC you will receive early registration notifications and discounts for our future events. For additional information regarding the benefits of joining our association, click this link to view Member Benefits!

 

 

Internship Grant Opportunities Available!

Wednesday, May 31 - Saturday, August 31, 2024

There is one available!

The Education Foundation President Roy Sieger, the Education Committee, and FAC staff are pleased to announce the opening of the 2023/2024 internship application period.

FAC awards Internship Grants to airport members to help provide on-the-job work experience for students pursuing careers in airport management and to provide a pipeline of talented labor force for Florida’s airports. Grants are awarded to airports that demonstrate a willingness and desire to employ and supervise an intern.

Click this link to receive more info on the application process.


The following Airport Members have received Internship Grants:

2023-2024 Internship Recipients

Boca Raton Airport Authority

Kissimmee Gateway Airport

Lakeland Linder International Airport

Lee County Port Authority

Punta Gorda Airport

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

St. Pete Clearwater International Airport

 

 

 

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