Find Manatee County Florida airports, local, private and regional and international airports. Airports provide information about flights, departures, arrivals, times, airport delays, international airlines, and airport codes.
Rectrix Airport 8250 15th Street East Sarasota FL 34243 941-358-9600
According to the FAA, there are over 19,000 airports in the U.S. Most of these are private use facilities that do not serve the public. Of the approximately 5,100 public use airports in the U.S., 499 are Commercial Service Airports. The remaining public use airports are General Aviation Airports.
The people working at an airport are generally a mix of private sector and government employees. Many are employed by the airlines and other businesses that provide services at an airport. Both the federal Transportation Security Administration and state or local law enforcement agencies employ security personnel at airports. Workers who manage and maintain airport facilities may be employees of an airport authority or a private sector business.
For the most part, airport operations are funded through user fees and surcharges paid by customers and businesses that utilize airport services. In addition, about 3,330 public use airports are eligible for FAA Airport Improvement Program grants, which provide funds for capital improvements.