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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REPORTS RECORD-BREAKING OCTOBER TRAFFIC

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 22, 2021) – During October, a record-breaking 769,524 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. This was an increase of 84 percent compared to October 2020 and 20 percent more than the passenger traffic in October 2019. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 71 percent compared to last year. This is the sixth consecutive month that RSW has reported record-breaking passenger traffic.

The traffic leader in October was Southwest with 173,552 total passengers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Delta (157,161), American (122,882), United (102,435) and JetBlue (66,809).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 7,092 aircraft operations, an increase of 32 percent compared to October 2020. Page Field saw 13,684 operations, a 10 percent increase compared to October 2020.

Southwest Florida International Airport served nearly 6 million passengers in 2020 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.