FDOT: EYW Has $1.6 Billion Economic Impact

  • January 19, 2023
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Florida Department of Transportation’s new Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study values Key West International Airport’s total economic impact (output) at $1.6 billion, up from $857 million in its 2019 report.

The FDOT profile attributes more than 11,000 jobs to EYW when including the visitor spending component, supplier sales and other jobs that result directly and indirectly from the airport’s success. FDOT also attributes a $527 million payroll to EYW, which reflects the total compensation for work, including gross wages, salaries, employer-provided benefits, and taxes paid to the government on behalf of employees.

The full report is expected to be published in April.

Richard Strickland, Director of Airports, gave Monroe County Commissioners an overview of the report at today’s regular meeting of the BOCC.

“Once again, these numbers reflect continued growth at Key West International Airport. The future is bright,” he said.

In 2022, 1.4 million passengers traveled through EYW, topping 2019’s record of 969,069 thanks to growing service.

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