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Nearly 468,000 passengers travel through RSW in July

August 19, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

During July, 467,946 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 0.7 percent compared to July 2012. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 5.9 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in July was Delta with 108,265 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (82,391), JetBlue (62,012), US Airways (51,856) and Southwest (40,092).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,081 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 0.3 percent compared to July 2012. Page Field saw 5,500 movements, a 12.2 percent decrease from July 2012. In addition, more than 2.3 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in July 2013, a decrease of 1.4 percent compared to July 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, visit or Like Us on Facebook at



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