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. Kansas City tower is an “Up/Down” facility. The data in this table is just for the operations that the TRACON portion of the facility worked.
|44||RSW||Fort Myers Tower||217,761||225,797||+8,036|
|45||OKC||Oklahoma City Tower||214,814||222,389||+7,575|
|46||MCI||Kansas City Tower||209,103||211,004||+1,901|
It looks like Norfolk Tower is “Mr. Irrelevant” this year. I thought the cargo push would have bumped SDF higher than 47. Kansas City Tower is also a surprise…I thought they were busier. Cincinnati has dropped off even further from it’s heyday in the 80’s and 90’s. Who the hell want’s to go to Cinci anyway?
If you’d like to learn more about a cool little facility, check out the article we wrote on Addison Tower