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Traffic continues decline at Southwest Florida International Airport

By Staff | Jul 29, 2009

During June, 461,295 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 5.5 percent compared to June 2008. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 3.8 percent over the same period last year.

The traffic leader in June was Southwest with 67,338 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (64,022), Delta (63,220), US Airways (53,356) and JetBlue (52,576).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,178 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 10.9 percent compared to June 2008. Page Field General Aviation Airport saw 5,588 movements, a 9.2 percent increase from June 2008.

In addition, more than 2.4 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in June 2009.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.6 million passengers in 2008 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.

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Source: LCPA