Bonita Springs News


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3/19/2015 General

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports February Traffic

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 17, 2015) – During February, 906,039 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 5 percent compared to February 2014. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 7.3 percent from the same period last year.

“In spite of 231 flight cancellations in February at RSW due to weather conditions throughout the U.S., Southwest Florida International Airport still experienced the best February in our 32-year history,” said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority.

The traffic leader in February was Southwest 201,509 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Delta (192,055), JetBlue (98,096), US Airways (93,080) and Spirit (82,222).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,370 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), an increase of 3 percent compared to February 2014. Page Field saw 7,942 movements, a 4.9 percent decrease from February 2014. In addition, nearly 2.6 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in February 2015, a decrease of 9.9 percent compared to February 2014.

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