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These are the top 10 small airports in the U.S.

The U.S. is home to many small, friendly airports that take some of the headache out of travel. The following 10 airports, voted as the best by our readers, excel with their commercial flight offerings, easy access and amenities.

10. Des Moines International Airport - Des Moines, IA

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Passengers can fly to more than 20 popular destinations around the country. They enjoy amenities like free Wi-Fi, shopping and a variety of dining options (including three full-service restaurants).

9. Buffalo Niagara International Airport - Buffalo, NY

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Buffalo Niagara International Airport is undergoing a multimillion-dollar expansion, giving a facelift to one of the oldest public airports in the country. Food options reflect local flavors.

8. Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport - Wichita, KS

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Passenger approval ratings are almost always high at this airport, especially for its parking facilities, ease of security, cleanliness, rental car facilities and concessions.

7. Bradley International Airport - Windsor Locks, CT

Bradley International Airport is a convenient option with on-site parking, lots of charging stations, free Wi-Fi and proximity to both New York and Boston.

6. Paine Field - Everett, WA

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With just two gates, this airport offers daily flights to destinations like Las Vegas, Orange County, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose aboard Alaska and United.

5. Piedmont Triad International Airport - Greensboro, NC

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This airport’s motto is “fly easy,” which is easy to do thanks to short lines, sparse crowds and eight rental car options onsite.

4. Long Island MacArthur Airport - Islip, NY

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Travelers wishing to avoid the big, crowded New York area airports (JFK and LaGuardia) will find a peaceful alternative in the town of Islip.

3. T.F. Green Airport - Warwick, RI

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Loyal fans of T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island love it as an alternative to Boston Logan for its lack of crowds and its quick access to Providence and Boston via a dedicated train station.

2. Huntsville International Airport - Huntsville, AL

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Delta, American, United, Silver Airways and Frontier all fly into this small Alabama airport with nonstop service to 10 major destinations across the country.

1. Myrtle Beach International Airport - Myrtle Beach, SC

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Myrtle Beach International Airport ranks among the fastest growing airports in the state. Passengers fly in and out on eight different airlines to more than 50 destinations across North America.

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