Residents, visitors, and businesses use commercial service and general aviation flights daily to transport people, goods, and services in, out, and around the state. Law enforcement, medical transporters, emergency responders, agricultural sprayers, and others also use aviation to conduct their operations.
One of Michigan’s largest industries, tourism, is supported by commercial and general aviation. Commercial service and GA airports contribute to the access needed for tourists to reach their destinations.
Aeronautics publishes the Michigan Airport Directory each spring. Copies of the directory may be purchased from participating flight schools and fixed-base operators or complete the order form at the Michigan eStore. The MiAirports app is available for free on all Android and Apple devices.
If you own an aircraft, have a valid State of Michigan aircraft registration, and indicated on the registration form that you would like a copy of the directory, one will be sent to you automatically.
Airline passengers in Michigan increased by .7% between 2010 and 2011. In 2011, over 37 million passengers and in excess of 584 million pounds of cargo were moved through Michigan's 18 Air Carrier airports. Approximately 25 airlines serve Michigan. Detroit Metro Airport ranked 16th nationwide in total passengers, and 10th nationwide in air carrier operations.