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I've seen no such listing but all large airports have restrictions on GA traffic simply to free up the facilities for commercial traffic, especially when there are always smaller airports in the vicinity catering exclusively to GA traffic. ("(These) are classified as "reliever" airports as they relive nearby commercial service airports of general aviation aircraft activity, allowing them to better facilitate commercial airline traffic.")

You don't want a dozen 7x7s and A3xxs in holding patterns while farmer Jones lands his Piper Cub.


There are several FAA and DoT publications regarding airport classifications, but it seems there is much leeway for individual airports to determine their own restrictions based on traffic. And of course emergency situations allow anything to land anywhere with enough runway.

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