Qualitative Benefits

In addition to substantial annual economic benefits, Illinois’ airports support numerous qualitative benefits. Qualitative benefits are related to health, welfare, and safety and cannot be easily assigned dollar values. Airport-related qualitative benefits help to improve the overall quality of life in Illinois. Examples of qualitative benefits at Illinois’ airports include:

  • Facilitating emergency medical transport
  • Providing support to law enforcement
  • Supporting aerial surveying, photography, and inspection operations
  • Conducting search-and-rescue operations
  • Supporting the U.S. military and other government organizations
  • Providing youth outreach activities