Bonita Springs News


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1/20/2015 General

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports December Traffic

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2015) – During December, 765,288 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 4 percent compared to December 2013. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 4.4 percent from the same period last year.

“Following 13 consecutive months of increased passenger traffic, December 2014 was the best December in Southwest Florida International Airport's 31-year history and our performance for the year was the best since 2007,” said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. “More people are traveling to our region, filling the flights our airline partners are operating into RSW, and we look forward to a great winter travel season.”

The traffic leader in December was Delta with 165,177 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (136,729), JetBlue (87,373), Spirit (78,692) and US Airways (74,980).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 7,611 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 2.2 percent compared to December 2013. Page Field saw 8,255 movements, a 17.7 percent increase from December 2013. In addition, more than 3.8 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in December 2014, an increase of 8.7 percent compared to December 2013.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.9 million passengers in 2014 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