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Manassas Airport tops list as economic engine

February 8, 2018

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia airport tops the list of the state’s general aviation airports when it comes to generating economic activity.

A report from the Virginia Department of Aviation lists Manassas Regional Airport as first among the state’s 57 general aviation airports.

The report credits the Manassas airport with generating $375 million in economic activity in 2016 and 1,351 aviation jobs in 2016.

The city-owned airport is less than 40 miles from the nation’s capital. It has two runways and handles about 90,000 takeoffs and landings annually.

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