FORT MYERS — Despite a small decrease in flights, Southwest Florida International Airport saw an increase of passengers in July compared to the previous year.
During July, 570,977 passengers traveled through the Fort Myers airport, an increase of 1.8% compared to July 2018. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 8.7% compared to last year, according to a news release.
The airport had 4,675 aircraft operations, a decrease of 1% compared to July 2018. In addition, nearly 2.9 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in July 2019. In 2018, the airport served nearly 9.4 million passengers, the release states.
The traffic leader in July was Delta Air Lines with 150,177 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (113,081), American (97,112), JetBlue (64,261) and United (48,590).