During December, 667,789 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 3.8 percent compared to December 2010. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 0.3 percent from the same period last year.
The traffic leader in December was Delta with 141,379 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (116,247), Southwest (75,336), JetBlue (73,625) and US Airways (55,497).
Southwest Florida International Airport had 7,838 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 0.1 percent compared to December 2010. Page Field saw 6,779 movements, a 5.4 percent increase from December 2010. In addition, 3.4 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in December 2011, an increase of 9.9 percent compared to December 2010.
Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, log onto www.flylcpa.com.