Airport traffic drops again in August
During the month of August, 444,714 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 2.2 percent compared to August 2009. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 0.95 percent from the same period last year.
The traffic leader in August was Delta with 94,301 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (68,168), Southwest (62,211), JetBlue (53,560) and US Airways (47,552).
Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,342 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 4.1 percent compared to August 2009. Page Field General Aviation Airport saw 5,051 movements, a decrease of 7.7 percent from August 2009.
In addition, more than 2.4 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in August 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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