Virginia’s airports contribute $28.8 billion in economic activity to the state annually, according to a report by the Virginia Department of Aviation.
Approximately 259,000 jobs are created and sustained by Virginia’s airports, the report said. In all, $11.1 billion in payroll is realized as a result of jobs created at airports throughout the state.
"Each job at Virginia’s airports supports an additional seven jobs in the state," the report said. "Every $1 spent at a Virginia airport contributes an additional $3.48 in economic activity for the state," it said.
In this region, Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport is responsible for more than 3,300 jobs, the report said, while Norfolk International Airport is responsible for more than 10,200 jobs.