During October, 484,768 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 3.3 percent compared to October 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 3.9 percent from the same period last year.
The traffic leader in October was Delta with 123,633 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (81,620), Southwest (66,506), JetBlue (51,635) and US Airways (49,251).
Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,209 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 1.9 percent compared to October 2011. Page Field saw 6,113 movements, a 3.7 percent increase from October 2011. In addition, nearly 2.7 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in October 2012, an increase of 7.8 percent compared to October 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, please visit www.flylcpa.com
Source: Lee County Port Authority