Air traffic continues rise for Feb.
During February, 827,147 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 5.8 percent compared to February 2012. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 6.5 percent from the same period last year.
The traffic leader in February was Delta with 172,412 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (127,360), Southwest (94,781), JetBlue (87,375) and US Airways (83,299).
Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,230 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), an increase of 0.9 percent compared to February 2012. Page Field saw 7,670 movements, a 0.7 percent increase from February 2012. In addition, nearly 2.8 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 3.7 percent compared to February 2012.
Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.3 million passengers in 2012 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic.