Southwest Florida International Airport Reports Increase in Passenger Traffic
September 22, 2017
FORT MYERS, Fla. – During August, 481,185 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla., an increase of 11.5 percent compared to August 2016. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 3.3 percent from the same period last year. The traffic leader in August was Delta Air Lines with 117,288 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (92,054), American (89,926), JetBlue (56,157) and United (41,788).
Southwest Florida International Airport had 4,640 aircraft operations, an increase of 12 percent compared to August 2016. Page Field saw 6,915 operations, a 12.2 percent decrease from August 2016. In addition, slightly more than 2.8 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in August 2017, an increase of 9.9 percent compared to August 2016.
Southwest Florida International Airport served 8.6 million passengers in 2016 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, visit www.flylcpa.com.