During May, 531,946 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 9.5 percent compared to May 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 6.2 percent from the same period last year.
The traffic leader in May was Delta with 143,649 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (87,665), AirTran (69,239), JetBlue (53,962) and US Airways (49,667).
Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,646 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 11 percent compared to May 2011. Page Field saw 7,059 movements, a 19.7 percent increase from May 2011. In addition, nearly 2.9 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in May 2012, an increase of 16.8 percent compared to May 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