Huntsville International Voted #1 Best Small Airport in 2024

May 30, 2024

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (May 30, 2024) – Huntsville International Airport (HSV) has been named the #1 Best Small Airport in the 2024 Newsweek Readers’ Choice Awards. HSV is the only airport in Alabama to have secured a spot among the airports selected from across the country by an editorial board for the voting contest. 

“We are thrilled voters chose HSV as the Best Small Airport in the U.S. in the Newsweek Reader’s Choice Awards,” said Philip “Trey” Bentley, Chair of the Airport Board of Directors. “Huntsville International Airport is well-known for its convenience and the beauty of our campus, but our team members are our greatest asset.” 

Airports are categorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as large, medium or small hubs depending on the percentage of annual passenger boardings at an airport in relation to the overall number of boardings in the U.S. Huntsville International Airport recorded its largest number of passengers, more than 1.47 million, in 2023. 

According to, criteria by which the small hub airports were selected included ease with which travelers could navigate the airport, short lines, friendly service and an attractive customer experience that might include “live music, art galleries and visits from therapy dogs.” The top 10 winners can be viewed here: 

“It’s our privilege to give the best customer service we can and provide first-rate facilities to our community, and we are thankful to our customers for supporting their hometown airport,” said Butch Roberts, Huntsville International Airport CEO.

 “We appreciate the significant contributions of our airline partners to the success of Huntsville International including newly expanded air service meaning more frequent flights and bigger planes,” Roberts said. “Together, we take great pride in being the number one choice for our valued passengers each and every day.”

About Huntsville International Airport

Huntsville International Airport (HSV) located in Huntsville, Alabama, serves more than 1.47 million passengers annually with commercial air service to 14 nonstop destinations provided by legacy carriers American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, ultra low-cost carrier Breeze Airways, and regional airline Silver. HSV is an operating entity of the Port of Huntsville along with the International Intermodal Center, Jetplex Industrial Park and Huntsville International Spaceport, and four contract operations including Foreign Trade Zone No. 83, fixed base operator Signature Flight Support, the Four Points by Sheraton hotel and Sunset Landing Golf Course. The Port of Huntsville is governed by an Airport Authority with a five-member Board of Directors. Notable features at HSV include two parallel runways at 10,000 feet and 12,600 feet with a 5,000-foot separation allowing for simultaneous operations during instrument conditions. Learn more at