“Understanding flight origin and destination data can unlock a variety of benefits for airports and the systems they’re part of by supporting marketing efforts, informing planning processes, and communicating the reach of the airport, according to a presentation at the NASAO Annual Conference by Daniel Findley, Associate Director at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University.
Findley and his team at ITRE developed a set of data tools for the N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation that makes the origin and destination data from Federal Aviation Administration filed flight plans easily accessible for airports. One of the tools is a dashboard showing the geographic reach of each of the state’s 72 public-use airports, including the number of filed flights to and from each airport. […]”
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This story also appeared in the National and North Carolina editions of Skybrief, the State Aviation Journal’s newsletter.