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May traffic report for RSW

By Staff | Jun 29, 2011

During the month of May, 587,633 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to May 2010. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 6.1 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in May was Delta, with 130,761 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (92,107), Southwest (78,645), JetBlue (61,246) and Continental (55,417).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 6,341 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 2.7 percent compared to May 2010. Page Field saw 5,896 movements, an 18.2 percent decrease from May 2010.

In addition, more than 2.4 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in May 2011, a decrease of 17.6 percent compared to May 2010.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2010 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