Is the number of aircraft operations increasing?
Overall, total traffic at Executive Airport has decreased over 30% since 2000. Economic conditions, such as the price of fuel, cost of insurance, and overall operating costs, have impacted the amount of sport and recreational activity that takes place. However, the Airport has experienced an increase in the amount of corporate jet activity over the same period, reflecting the business environment in South Florida. Fortunately, this increase has been by the quieter, Stage 3 jets, which currently represent 91% of the jet activity at the Airport. In 2008, total traffic at the Airport decreased by nearly twenty-thousand takeoffs and landings, according to the FAA’s traffic count.