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3/28/2014 Member News

AIRPORT TRAFFIC REPORT: RSW HAS BUSIEST FEBRUARY EVER

AIRPORT TRAFFIC REPORT: RSW HAS BUSIEST FEBRUARY EVER

During February, 862,899 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), an increase of 4.3 percent compared with the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 3.7 percent from the same period last year. The Lee County Port Authority reported the airport’s best February in its 30-year history, despite 233 flight cancellations due to weather conditions throughout the U.S. The traffic leader in February was Delta with 176,910 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (169,408), JetBlue (92,291), U.S. Airways (83,148) and Spirit Airlines (74,113). Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,125 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 1.3 percent compared to February 2013. Page Field saw 8,347 movements, an 8.8 percent increase from February 2013. In addition, nearly 2.9 million pounds of air freight moved through RSW in February, an increase of 3.1 percent compared to February 2013. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.6 million passengers in 2013 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. For more information, log onto www.flylcpa.com .