Record-breaking January passenger numbers for Southwest Florida International

Posted: 25 February 2019 | | No comments yet

In January 2019, a total of 1,050,093 passengers travelled through Southwest Florida International Airport; an increase of 8.7 per cent compared to January 2018.


Delta Air Lines was the passenger traffic leader during January with 190,395 passengers travelling to and from the airport. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (180,711), American (133,274) Frontier (126,059) and Spirit (126,033).  

Southwest Florida International Airport had 9,338 aircraft operations, an increase of one per cent compared to January 2018. Page Field airport three miles south of Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida, saw 9,320 operations; a 10.5 per cent increase from January 2018. In addition, slightly more than 2.8 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in January 2018. 

Southwest Florida International Airport served nearly 9.4 million passengers in 2018 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic.

Southwest Florida International Airport was certified for operation in May 1983. Serving almost 9.4 million passengers in 2018, the airport has grown to be one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. A new state-of-the-art terminal opened in 2005 and the airport states it was designed with ‘today’s traveller in mind and tomorrow’s opportunities in view’.

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