Naples Airport (KAPF)
Naples Airport, formerly known as Naples Municipal Airport, is situated minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, downtown Naples, and the I-75. Accommodating more than 100,000 general aviation takeoffs and landings each year, Naples Airport connects travelers to the Paradise Coast of Naples, Marco Island, and the Everglades.
The airport provides services for pilots and passengers, including US Customs clearing for international flights. It covers an area of 732 acres at an elevation of 8 feet above sea level. “The Best Little Airport in the Country” serves the needs of general aviation in Southwest Florida and pumps $273 million into the local economy annually.
Naples Airport Aircraft
With over 95,000 general aviation takeoffs and landings each year, Naples Airport is home to flight schools, air charters, and rental car companies. In FY21 it was home to 387 aircraft, with a significant increase during seasonal months.
APF and Noise Levels
Although Naples Airport operates in a noise-sensitive location, they are a good neighbor by reducing operations during a voluntary curfew from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Pilots are offered incentives to keep their travel plans outside of Quiet Hours. Stage 1 and Stage 2 aircraft, the oldest and noisiest, are banned.
APF and Aircraft Size Limits
Aircraft exceeding 75,000 pounds maximum gross weight are prohibited from operating at Naples Airport. Small aircraft, including small, single, or twin-engine aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or less are welcome at APF. Examples of this are the Beech 90 or Cessna Caravan. Mid-size aircraft, weighing between 20,001 and 40,000 pounds, typically seat between six and nine passengers.