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Business Observer Wednesday, Sep. 29, 2010 11 years ago

Air traffic, hotel revenues fall

Both air passenger traffic and hotel occupancy fell in Collier last month.

Passenger traffic through Southwest Florida International Airport fell 2.2% in August compared with the same month one year ago. In August, 444,714 passengers passed through the Fort Myers airport. For the year to date, passenger traffic is down 1%. The top three carriers were Delta, AirTran and Southwest.

Occupancies and rates at Collier County hotels fell also, pushing revenues down in August compared with the same month a year ago. Revenue per available room fell 8.2% in August to $41.40 compared with August 2009. Occupancies fell two percentage points to 43.7% and average daily rate fell 3.9% to $94.80 in August, according to Research Data Services Inc.

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