Busiest resort town airports of the East Coast


Coastal Carolina Airport – Source: newbernnow.com

Below is a list of the busiest resort town airports along the East Coast. Larger cities with more diversified economies are not included in this list. Resort towns for this region include cities at or near major national parks, recreation areas, wilderness areas, ski resorts, lakes, beaches, art communities, canoeing/kayaking, hiking/camping, and similar places/activities.

Minimum 15,000 enplanements (boardings) in 2015 – the city name, state, airport code, and 2015 enplanements are provided. Please note that enplanements typically are approximately 1/2 of the total number of passengers who pass through an airport.

  1. Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR) = 899,855
  2. Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) = 587,967
  3. Asheviile, NC (AVL) = 393,379
  4. Wilmington, NC (ILM) = 388,019
  5. Key West, FL (EYM) = 362,108
  6. Daytona Beach, FL (DAB) = 305,346
  7. Bangor, ME (BGR) = 256,302
  8. Nantucket, MA (ACK) = 155,952
  9. Jacksonville, NC (OAJ) = 148,950
  10. New Bern, NC (EWN) = 109,226
  11. Hyannis, MA (HYA) = 65,790
  12. Salisbury, MD (SBY) = 61,776
  13. Martha’s Vineyard, MA (MVY) = 49,853
  14. Hilton Head Island, SC (HXD) = 38,322
  15. Brunswick, GA (BQU) = 34,561
  16. Portsmouth, NH (PSM) = 25,004
  17. St. Augustine, FL (SGJ) = 22,029
  18. Presque Isle, ME (PQI) = 12,928
  19. Block Island, RI (BID) = 12,415
  20. Westerly, RI (WST) = 11,970
  21. Provincetown, MA (PVC) = 10,841
  22. Lebanon, NH (LEB) = 10,140

SOURCE: http://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/passenger_allcargo_stats/passenger/media/preliminary-cy15-commercial-service-enplanements.pdf

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