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Business Notes (5/28/14)

May 28, 2014
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Airport reports traffic for April

During April, 865,554 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 6.1 percent compared to April 2013. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 4 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in April was Delta with 171,831 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (149,662), JetBlue (110,033), United (92,100) and US Airways (82,260).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,045 aircraft movements - takeoffs and landings - a decrease of 5.2 percent compared to April 2013. Page Field saw 9,302 movements, a 16.4 percent increase from April 2013.

In addition, more than 2.9 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in April 2014, an increase of 14 percent compared to April 2013.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.6 million passengers in 2013 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic.

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LCEC awarding environmental funds

LCEC is accepting applications from organizations for an environmental funding award.

To apply, e-mail to receive an application.

The deadline for the 2014 applications is Sept. 1.

Organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered for the award including being located within LCEC service territory, funding utilized for projects/programs related to the environment and the utility industry and having a demonstrated need for funds.



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