Southwest Florida International Airport reports that during April, 1,032,783 passengers traveled through the airport, an increase of 14.7 percent compared to April 2016. This number also represents the best April in the 34-year history of the airport. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 1.1 percent from the same period last year.
The traffic leader in April was Southwest with 265,761 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Delta Air Lines (179,415), American (128,641), JetBlue (124,841) and Spirit (104,093).
Southwest Florida International Airport had 9,335 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), an increase of 13.6 percent compared to April 2016. Page Field saw 9,814 movements, a 1.6 percent decrease from April 2016. In addition, slightly more than 2.5 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in April 2017, an increase of 1.2 percent compared to April 2016.
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