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Airport reports May traffic figures

June 30, 2010
Lehigh Acres Citizen

During May, some 552,105 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 5.3 percent compared to May 2009.

Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 1.4 percent from the same period last year, according to officials.

The traffic leader in May was Delta with 128,995 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (84,158), Southwest (74,293), US Airways (65,124) and Continental (50,451).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 6,516 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), an increase of 15.3 percent compared to May 2009. Page Field General Aviation Airport saw 7,206 movements, an increase of 37.2 percent from

May 2009.

In addition, nearly three million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in May 2010.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.4 million passengers in 2009 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



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