Bonita Springs News


Date ArticleType
5/19/2015 General

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports April Traffic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    
NR 15-14

Contact: Victoria B. Moreland, Department Director/Public Affairs
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 19, 2015) – During April, 902,669 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 4.3 percent compared to April 2014. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 5.2 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in April was Southwest with 195,489 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Delta (193,248), JetBlue (108,719), US Airways (102,581) and United (87,047).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,255 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), an increase of 2.6 percent compared to April 2014. Page Field saw 9,662 movements, a 3.9 percent increase from April 2014. In addition, more than 2.7 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in April 2015, a decrease of 6 percent compared to April 2014.

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