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November traffic dips again at RSW

By Staff | Dec 23, 2009

During the month of November, 598,478 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), a decrease of 0.8 percent compared to November 2008. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 2.5 percent over the same period last year.

The traffic leader in November was AirTran with 101,993 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were JetBlue (89,652), Delta (74,224), Southwest (65,202) and US Airways (54,598).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 6,966 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 3.6 percent compared to November 2008. Page Field General Aviation Airport saw 6,933 movements, a 17.2 percent increase from November 2008.

In addition, more than 2.8 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in November 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