America's Safest Airports
Courtesy of Port of Portland
No. 5 Portland International (PDX)
Runway Incidents (2006–2010): 9
Safety Innovations: PDX is nearing the end of a three-year improvement program that includes the expansion of one runway, the complete reconstruction of a second runway, and new taxiways. It's not only one of the safest but one of the most picturesque American airports, along the south bank of the Columbia River in the shadow of snowcapped Mount Hood.