Study: Va. airports contribute billions to economy

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - A recent study says Virginia's airports are economic engines that contribute billions in economic activity and create and sustain thousands of jobs.

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The study by the Virginia Department of Aviation analyzed the economic impact of the state's nine commercial and 57 general aviation airports.

According to the study, public-use airports contribute $28.8 billion in economic activity. They also create and sustain about 259,000 jobs. General aviation airports contribute $728 million in economic activity account for nearly 5,200 jobs.

The Daily Press ( reported the study's findings Monday. 

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