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SW FL International Airport reports traffic for November

December 26, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

During November, 658,629 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 7.5 percent compared to November 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 2.9 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in November was Delta with 143,388 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran, 113,142; JetBlue, 82,906; US Airways, 62,858; and Southwest, 62,729.

Southwest Florida International Airport had 6,988 aircraft movements - takeoffs and landings - an increase of 5.1 percent compared to November 2011. Page Field saw 8,220 movements, a 14.4 percent increase from November 2011.

In addition, more than 3 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in November 2012, an increase of 18.5 percent compared to November 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 property taxes are used for airport operation or construction.

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