South Florida, Naples area
The Marco Island Airport was initially designed to compliment plans of creating a resort area south of Naples. Immediately following completion in 1976, the airport was primarily used as a marketing tool to help sell Marco Island lots. Developers would fly prospective Marco Island homeowners and investors over from Miami. Eventually the developers turned the airport over to the state, and in the 1980’s the state, in turn, leased it directly to the county. Recognizing that the airport represents a community asset, the county had the foresight to maintain the airport, and in 1993, the Airport Authority was created to develop and manage the Marco Island Executive Airport. Today, as the county envisioned, the airport represents a community asset, with travelers from all over the world making their way to our friendly airport just north of Marco Island.