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Business Observer Monday, Mar. 25, 2019 1 year ago

Airport sets new monthly record

Southwest Florida International Airport serves more than 1.1 million passengers in February.

FORT MYERS — Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) set a new February record for passenger traffic as more travelers filled fewer flights. During the month, RSW reports 1,117,409 traveled through the terminal, an increase of 6% over February 2018 despite a 1.2% decrease in aircraft operations. Passenger count is also up 7.3% year-to-date over the prior year at 2,167,502 through February .

Southwest Airlines served the most passengers at RSW in February at 195,690, followed by Delta (186,744), American (144,787), Spirit (139,907) and Frontier (119,081).  

In 2018, RSW served nearly 9.4 million passengers, making it one of the 50 busiest airports in the U.S.

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