July traffic at RSW down again
During the month of July, 490,227 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), a decrease of 0.4 percent compared to July 2009. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 0.8 percent from the same period last year.
The traffic leader in July was Delta with 106,268 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (81,804), Southwest (68,300), JetBlue (53,956) and US Airways (46,737).
Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,624 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), an increase of 2.8 percent compared to July 2009. Page Field General Aviation Airport saw 4,862 movements, a decrease of 18.3 percent from July 2009.
In addition, more than 2.6 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in July 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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