During January, 704,427 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 3 percent compared to January 2011.
The traffic leader in January was Delta with 151,234 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (119,611), Southwest (88,702), US Airways (73,268) and JetBlue (70,608).
Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,072 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 4.6 percent compared to January 2011. Page Field saw 8,141 movements, a 10.1 percent increase from January 2011. In addition, 2.7 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in January 2012, an increase of 2.8 percent compared to January 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.