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2/24/2016 Member News

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports January Traffic

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
REPORTS JANUARY TRAFFIC

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2016) – During January, 918,929 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 7.5 percent compared to January 2015. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 7.5 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in January was Southwest with 185,439 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Delta (170,564), American (127,384), Spirit (102,871) and JetBlue (102,085).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,909 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), an increase of 5.6 percent compared to January 2015. Page Field saw 9,031 movements, a 2.6 percent increase from January 2015. In addition, more than 2.5 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in January 2016, a decrease of 6.8 percent compared to January 2015.

Southwest Florida International Airport served nearly 8.4 million passengers in 2015 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, visit www.flylcpa.com or Like Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flyRSW.