History of Aircraft Operations

VAN NUYS AIRPORT
TOTAL OPERATIONS HISTORY

Listed below is an account of the total flight operations conducted at the Van Nuys Airport.

YEARS 

TOTAL OPERATIONS
1949 70,275*
1950 110,214
1951 125,839
1952 23,867
1953 133,222
1954 131,303
1955 144,661
1956 194,821
1957 218,401
1958 191,671 
1959 215,720
1960 228,132
1961 281,336
1962 320,993
1963 341,684
1964 386,063
1965 439,563
1966 534,331
1967 496,564
1968 567,973
1969 526,230
1970 575,784
1971 562,030
1972 574,415
1973 581,341
1974 586,680
1975 588,680
1976 618,694
1977 592,863
1978 601,230
1979 600,953
1980 540,560
1981 558,918
1982 507,758
1983 494,273
1984 575,271
1985 492,382
1986 477,689
1987 476,627
1988 468,779
1989 507,003
1990 528,110
1991 509,620
1992 520,468
1993
514,320
1994 486,584
1995 526,177
1996 526,433
1997 537,501
1998  560,662
1999 606,930
2000 492,656
2001 463,665
2002 504,303
2003 466,449
2004 454,753
2005 415,961
2006 400,398
2007 380,794
2008 403,727
2009 380,952
2010 339,407
2011 298,049*
2012 263,948*
2013 273,173*
2014 238,618*
2015 217,063*
2016 220,228*
2017 231,323*
2018 262,903*
2019 219,043*
2020 232,000* 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

*Prior to May 2011, VNY used operations reported by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Control Tower and added flights made when the tower was closed. The FAA Control Tower numbers included flights that transitioned into VNY airspace, including flights to Burbank. As of May 2011, VNY no longer includes flights transitioning into VNY airspace, and instead only reports actual takeoffs and landings at VNY. Therefore, the decrease in operations between 2010 and 2011 is larger than it would have been otherwise due to the change in reporting mechanisms.

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