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4/22/2015 General

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports March Traffic

NR 15-11
Contact: Victoria B. Moreland, Department Director/Public Affairs
239-590-4504, Email: vbmoreland@flylcpa.com 

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
REPORTS MARCH TRAFFIC 

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 21, 2015) – During March, 1,181,382 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 3 percent compared to March 2014. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 5.5 percent from the same period last year.

“Southwest Florida International Airport is proud to report that March 2015 was the single-largest month for passenger traffic in our 32-year history and is our 16th consecutive month of record-breaking growth,” said Robert M. Ball, A.A.E., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. “Overall, Southwest Florida experienced an outstanding winter season and I want to thank our airlines and airport business partners for working together to accommodate and welcome all the visitors to our region.”  

The traffic leader in March was Southwest with 305,827 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Delta (249,241), US Airways (118,856), JetBlue (115,452) and United (110,639).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 10,360 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), an increase of 0.5 percent compared to March 2014. Page Field saw 10,578 movements, an 11.3 percent increase from March 2014. In addition, more than 2.7 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in March 2015, a decrease of 15.5 percent compared to March 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 www.flylcpa.com or Like Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flyRSW.