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Airport hits new monthly passenger record

Traffic continues to rebound at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers.

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FORT MYERS — Nearly 650,000 people traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers in August, setting a new monthly record.

In total, the airport, under the call letters RSW, recorded 647,534 passengers during the month, according to a statement. That was an increase of 180% compared to August 2020 and 23% more than the passenger traffic in August 2019. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 66.7% compared to last year, the release adds.

The traffic leader in August was Southwest Airlines with 155,548 total passengers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Delta (129,825), American (113,168), United (98,715) and JetBlue (49,646).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 6,664 aircraft operations, an increase of 57.2% compared to August 2020. Page Field saw 8,857 operations, a 13.8% decrease compared to August 2020, the release states.

Southwest Florida International Airport served nearly 6 million passengers in 2020 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. Airport officials recently approved a $331 million expansion for the facility, scheduled to begin in October.  





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