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The Lee County Port Authority (LCPA) would like to remind your readers and viewers about the following information for traveling out of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) this holiday:

  • Arrive early. We expect a busy Christmas and New Year’s holiday at RSW and want travelers to plan ahead. Please be in line at your security checkpoint at least 2 hours prior to your flight departure for a domestic flight and 3 hours before an international flight.
  • Parking lots at RSW may fill up quickly between Dec. 20, 2023 and Jan. 2, 2024. Please give yourself extra time to find parking and consider alternative ways to get to RSW, such as being dropped off by friends or family or using commercial transportation. If necessary, we will post parking updates on the airport’s website and Facebook to keep travelers informed on airport parking availability. 
  • RSWRemote will be available this holiday, offering passengers a remote and reserved parking option. Cars will be accepted for entry Wednesday, Dec. 20 to Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023. Vehicles can exit from Christmas Day through Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024. The RSWRemote parking lot is located on Regional Lane, on the north side of the airport property. The cost will be a flat $40 fee, no matter how many days you choose to park, and is non-refundable. RSWRemote should save travelers money and stress this holiday! For more information or to book and prepay for parking in RSWRemote, please visit the airport’s website. The Lee County Port Authority recommends adding an additional 30 minutes to your travel time to use this remote parking option.
  • Local roads are extremely busy during the holidays, so allow extra time to get to the airport. To avoid congestion, use the I-75 Direct Connect to get to and from RSW.
  • If there is inclement weather forecasted at destination or connecting airports, travelers should check with their air carrier to see if there are any changes to their flight schedules.
  • Visit the Transportation Security Administration’s website at for tips about what you can and cannot bring through the security checkpoint.

For more airport information, please visit or

DEC. 18, 2023


Please note:  Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from Port Authority employees and officials regarding Port Authority business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your email communication may be subject to public disclosure.

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