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The Top 50 U.S. Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities 21-30

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Top 50 Busiest Towers in the United States 41-50
Tampa is an "Up/Down" meaning it has a Tower and a Tracon
The Top 50 U.S. Terminal Radar Approach Control Facilities
Here’s some things to note when reading this chart:
  • The numbers are total operations for the year (divide by 365 if you really need to estimate the daily ops count). “Operations” are arrivals, departures, overflights, VFR aircraft screwing around, etc.
  • Some facilities will have “Tower” in their name. Tampa tower is an “Up/Down” facility. The data in this table is just for the operations that the TRACON portion of the facility worked.
RANK ID NAME FY15 FY16 CHANGE
21 TPA Tampa Tower 449,312 456,195 +6,883
22 S56 Salt Lake City 404,545 408,675 +4,130
23 JAX Jacksonville 343,878 361,549 +17,671
24 CMH Columbus Tower 314,573 325,673 +11,100
25 ZSU San Juan CERAP 313,713 324,336 +10,623
26 SAT San Antonio 328,008 318,245 -9,763
27 DAB Daytona Beach Tower 324,924 317,406 -7,518
28 T75 St. Louis 301,881 313,275 +11,394
29 P80 Portland 302,142 312,801 +10,659
30 P31 Pensacola 302,852 292,432 -10,420

Some of the facilities are neck and neck. San Antonio has fallen a great deal in recent years. It looks like it can no longer claim it’s title of “The World’s Busiest Level 9”. Daytona Beach Tower also had a drop off in ops count…maybe Embry Riddle reduced their flights. It’s sad to see St. Louis’ fall from grace. Back in the day, it used to be a hopping place. Things change I guess. Click for numbers 31-40 on the list