FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 26, 2022) – During March, 1,514,046 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. This was an increase of 30 percent compared to March 2021. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 44 percent compared to last year.
“March 2022 was the busiest month in the 39-year history of our airport, as well as the best month recorded at Page Field in nearly 40 years,” said Ben Siegel, CPA, C.M., executive director of the Lee County Port Authority. “We are so pleased to see our airports continuing to not only recover, but thrive. I want to thank our airlines, employees and airport business partners for working together during the busy winter season to accommodate and welcome millions of travelers to Southwest Florida.”
The traffic leader in March was Delta with 284,407 total passengers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (254,061), United (197,294), Spirit (188,373) and American (180,542).
Southwest Florida International Airport had 12,168 aircraft operations, an increase of 6.1 percent compared to March 2021. Page Field saw 14,111 operations, a 10 percent increase compared to March 2021 and the best month recorded in nearly 40 years.
Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 10.3 million passengers in 2021 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 flylcpa.com or facebook.com/flyRSW.