Piedmont Triad International Airport is well known in the area for its courteous and comparatively hassle-free service.

Now it’s getting some national recognition for those same features.

The Discoverer Blog recently rated PTIA as one of the 10 best small airports in the country. It recommends that instead of Charlotte Douglas International or Raleigh-Durham International, air travelers give PTIA a try.

The Discoverer Blog has this to say about PTIA, “Why We Like It: With a motto like “fly easy,” who wouldn’t like this small North Carolina hub? Almost halfway between Charlotte Douglas and Raleigh-Durham, Piedmont Triad is a safe bet for smooth travels.  When compared to its neighboring airports, the crowds are typically minimal and the lines are blessedly brief.”

The article on why air travelers should give smaller airports a try states, “Big airports offer the pick of the litter when it comes to flights, airlines, and restaurant options, but long lines, crowded terminals, and hectic check-ins are part of the trade. Small airports are the exact opposite.  After an easy check-in, you can breeze through security and grab a pre-flight coffee in a tight 15 minutes.  Even better, many small airports are home to budget airlines, which help keep your travel costs low.  Combining ease and affordability, our picks for the best small airports in the U.S. are worth considering the next time you book.”

The airports that join PTIA as the best small airports in the US are: Long Beach Airport in Long Beach, California; Bangor International Airport in Bangor, Maine; Dallas Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas; Lehigh Valley International Airport in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania; Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire; Paine Field Airport in Snohomish County Washington; Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama; Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, New York; and Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nevada