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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 general aviation airports contribute to the access needed for tourists to reach their destinations.
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.
Air Service Program Application - Form 4018
Michigan Passenger Air Service (Mi Dashboard)
FAA Passenger Boarding (Enplanement) and All-Cargo Data for U.S. Airports
Air Service Program Guidelines