The Terminal Area Forecast (TAF) is the official FAA forecast of aviation activity for U.S. airports. It contains active airports in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) including FAA-towered airports, Federal contract-towered airports, non-federal towered airports, and non-towered airports. Forecasts are prepared for major users of the National Airspace System including air carrier, air taxi/commuter, general aviation, and military. The forecasts are prepared to meet the budget and planning needs of the FAA and provide information for use by state and local authorities, the aviation industry, and the public.
Changes in forecasts
Once published, the TAF remains constant until its next publication, with the only exceptions being significant traffic shifts by major airlines or a significant data error. Any changes to the TAF will be noted on this page in a timely manner.
Current TAF data
In the 2017 TAF, forecasts of passenger enplanements and commercial operations at airports with more than 100,000 enplanements in FY 2016 are based on origin and destination (O&D) models of passenger flow.
- Terminal Area Forecast Summary, FY 2017–2045 (PDF)
- Forecast Process for 2017 TAF (PDF) — Summarizes the forecasting process
- Query Data — Provides forecasts as well as historical data
- Detailed 2017 Model — Use to create summary reports and custom forecasts
- Download 2017 Data (Zip, 18.4 MB) — Provides the complete TAF databases in XLSX format