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Business Observer Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012 8 years ago

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Passenger traffic at the Fort Myers airport was flat in August, but down for the year.

FORT MYERS — Passenger traffic at Southwest Florida International Airport was flat in August, but it remains down 4.9% for the year to date.

In August, 421,211 passengers passed through the Fort Myers airport, a 0.3% increase compared with August 2011. This is the second month in a row of year-over-year growth after 13 straight months of declines, according to statistics from the Lee County Port Authority.

In August, the number of takeoffs and landings at Southwest Florida International Airport rose 0.4%, suggesting much of the decline in air service over the past year has ended.

The passenger traffic leaders at the Fort Myers airport in August were Delta, AirTran, Southwest, JetBlue and USAirways.

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