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September numbers down at Southwest Florida International Airport

October 18, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

During September, 338,175 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 4.6 percent compared to September 2012. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 4.6 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in September was Delta with 79,289 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (57,353), JetBlue (41,533), US Airways (40,439) and American (24,270).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 4,070 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 4.7 percent compared to September 2012. Page Field saw 5,044 movements, a 14.6 percent decrease from September 2012. In addition, slightly more than 2.3 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in September 2013, a decrease of 9.3 percent compared to September 2012.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.3 million passengers in 2012 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 or Like Us on Facebook at



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