During April, 790,322 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 12.9 percent compared to April 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 5.6 percent from the same period last year.
The traffic leader in April was Delta with 177,708 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (103,472), JetBlue (102,021) and AirTran (97,814) and US Airways (88,140).
Southwest Florida International Airport had 7,947 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 20.5 percent compared to April 2011. Page Field saw 7,550 movements, a 6.7 percent decrease from April 2011. In addition, more than 2.5 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in April 2012, a decrease of 10.3 percent compared to April 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.