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9/17/2014 General

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports August Traffic

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept.17, 2014) – During August, 446,402 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 7.8 percent compared to August 2013. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 4 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in August was Delta with 105,998 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (72,207), JetBlue (57,282), US Airways (45,743) and American (37,695).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 4,407 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 9.8 percent compared to August 2013. Page Field saw 6,806 movements, a 26 percent increase from August 2013. In addition, slightly more than 2.4 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in August 2014, an increase of 8.9 percent compared to August 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. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, log onto or Like Us on Facebook at