During April, 865,554 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 6.1 percent compared to April 2013. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 4 percent from the same period last year.
The traffic leader in April was Delta with 171,831 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (149,662), JetBlue (110,033), United (92,100) and US Airways (82,260).
Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,045 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 5.2 percent compared to April 2013. Page Field saw 9,302 movements, a 16.4 percent increase from April 2013. In addition, more than 2.9 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in April 2014, an increase of 14 percent compared to April 2013.
Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.6 million passengers in 2013 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 or Like Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flyRSW.