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Airport traffic up for month, remains well off 2019 pace

Traffic at Page Field was up 11.5% year-over-year in September.


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FORT MYERS — Passenger traffic at Southwest Florida International Airport continued to climb back from pandemic lows, but overall remains well off its tally for 2019.

In September, 255,926 passengers traveled through the Fort Myers airport, according to a statement. That’s down 44.5% from September 2019 but up 10.7% over August.

“Although passenger traffic is reduced due to the pandemic, we have significantly improved our numbers since being down 95% in April,” Lee County Port Authority Acting Executive Director Ben Siegel says in the statement. “It is noteworthy that in November we will be adding nonstop flights to the West Coast for the first time with Alaska Airlines’ service to Los Angeles and Seattle, as well as new service by JetBlue to Raleigh-Durham and Southwest to Orlando.”

In September, 3,110,643 pounds of air freight were carried through the airport, which was a record-breaking number for that month. Air freight for the year at the airport, under the call letters RSW, is currently up by nearly 1%, the release adds. Page Field had 10,071 operations, an 11.5% increase over September 2019.

 

 

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