NAPLES AIRPORT began operating in 1943 as a military airfield. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Naples Airport Authority. In 1969, the Florida State Legislature created the City of Naples Airport Authority as an independent government agency charged with the operation, development and improvement of Naples Airport.
All funds used for the airport’s operation, maintenance and improvements are generated from activities at the airport or federal and state grants from aviation-related user fees. The airport receives no local tax dollars.