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Nearly 800,000 travelers pass through RSW in February

By Staff | Mar 22, 2012

During February, 781,849 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 1 percent compared to February 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 2 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in February was Delta with 160,313 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (123,694), Southwest (104,718), US Airways (87,635) and JetBlue (83,470).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,160 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 3 percent compared to February 2011. Page Field saw 7,614 movements, a 2.5 percent increase from February 2011. In addition, nearly 2.9 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in February 2012, an increase of 4.8 percent compared to February 2011.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 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. For more information, log onto www.flylcpa.com.