FORT MYERS - During March, 1,024,221 passengers
traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 4.6
percent compared to March 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 3.1
percent from the same period last year.
The traffic leader in March was Delta with 230,067 passengers traveling to
and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran
(170,405), Southwest (127,056), JetBlue (109,686) and US Airways (109,135).
Southwest Florida International Airport had 9,968 aircraft movements
(takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 6 percent compared to March 2011.
Page Field saw 8,859 movements, a 10.9 percent increase from March 2011. In
addition, nearly 3.2 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest
Florida International Airport in March 2012, a decrease of 3.9 percent
compared to March 2011.
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.