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Southwest Florida International Airport reports January traffic

By Staff | Feb 23, 2010

During the month of January, 731,739 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 0.1 percent compared to January 2009.

The traffic leader in January was AirTran, with 126,515 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were JetBlue (90,714), Northwest (84,487), Delta (80,743) and Southwest (72,279).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,397 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), an increase of 0.2 percent compared to January 2009. Page Field General Aviation Airport saw 7,507 movements, a 12.9 percent increase from January 2009. In addition, more than 2.6 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in January 2010.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.4 million passengers in 2009 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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