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Southwest Florida International Airport reports April traffic

By Staff | Jun 2, 2010


During the month of April, 813,329 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 4.3 percent compared to April 2009. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 2.4 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in April was Delta with 159,448 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (131,712), JetBlue (108,177), Southwest (92,801) and Continental (82,156).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,658 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 3 percent compared to April 2009. Page Field General Aviation Airport saw 7,897 movements, an increase of 12.2 percent from April 2009.

In addition, nearly 3 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in April 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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Source: LCPA