Portland International Airport
The H-shaped Portland International Airport was recognized by Conde Nast Traveler magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010 as the top United States airport for business travelers based on its location and access, amenities, design and connections. But not only is it known for commercial travel, it is also a joint military airfield and a general aviation airport.
As the largest airport in the state of Oregon, over 90% of the passenger air travelin Orgeon and 95% of its cargo pass through this airport. Known by its IATA airport code of PDX, the airport is located within the city limits of Portland, Oregon.
While this airport traces its roots back to 1936, the original Portland Airport started as Swan Island airport in 1930. While it was still under construction, Charles Lindbergh is noted as having flown in to dedicate the new airport in 1927. The new airport was flooded in 1948 due to its low-lying location next to the Columbia River, and the current facility was rebuilt in 1959.
The Portland International Airport received over 13 million passengers in 2011. It features five concourses with restaurants, airport lounges, shopping, and operations facilities.