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Business Observer Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021 6 months ago

Airport sets another passenger record, up 19.5% over 2019

Delta Airlines and Southwest lead the way at Southwest Florida International Airport.

FORT MYERS — The skies remained busy in Southwest Florida as summer turned to fall, with another record for total passenger traffic at the region’s main airport.  

A total of 551,041 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers in September, according to a statement from the Lee County Port Authority. That’s up 115% compared to September 2020 and 19.5% over September 2019. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 69.5% compared to last year, the release adds

The traffic leader in September was Delta Air Lines with 125,437 total passengers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (121,813), American (86,508), United (76,160) and JetBlue (51,269).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,624 aircraft operations, an increase of 67% compared to September 2020. Page Field saw 11,585 operations, a 15% increase compared to September 2020, the release states.

Southwest Florida International Airport served nearly six million passengers in 2020 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.


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