During September, 255,926 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport. This is a decrease of 44.5 percent compared to September 2019, but it is a 10.7 percent increase compared to August 2020.
“Although passenger traffic is reduced due to the pandemic, we have significantly improved our numbers since being down 95 percent in April. It is noteworthy that in November we will be adding nonstop flights to the West Coast for the first time with Alaska Airlines’ service to Los Angeles and Seattle, as well as new service by JetBlue to Raleigh-Durham and Southwest to Orlando,” said Ben Siegel, CPA, C.M., acting executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. “We continue with our firm commitment to keep our airport community safe and want to thank our airlines, concessions and airport business partners for their continued support and actions in helping to keep passengers comfortable and confident about traveling from RSW.”
In September, 3,110,643 pounds of air freight were carried through the airport, which was a record-breaking number for that month. Air freight for the year is currently up by nearly 1 percent.
Page Field had 10,071 operations, an 11.5 percent increase compared to September 2019. General aviation continues to be a bright spot in this current challenging environment.
Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 10.2 million passengers in 2019 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 www.flylcpa.com or Like Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flyRSW.