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Business Observer Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 4 weeks ago

Airport continues upward trend of serving more passengers

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The airport saw a 10.2% increase in monthly traffic and 8.5% annual rise.

FORT MYERS — Southwest Florida International Airports airport continues to see an increase in passengers, with a steady monthly and annual rise in the amount of travelers coming to and leaving it.

In September 2019, 460,869 passengers traveled through the airport, under the call letters RSW, for an increase of 10.2% compared to September 2018, according to a news release. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 8.5% compared to last year.

The release says the traffic leader in September was Delta Air Lines with 105,797 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were American (88,436), Southwest (70,682), JetBlue (68,359) and United (39,136).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 4,127 aircraft operations, an increase of 2.1% compared to September 2018. Page Field saw 9,030 operations, a 13.6% increase from September 2018. In addition, nearly 2.7 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in September 2019.

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