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RSW passenger traffic up 8 percent in May

By DAVE OSBORN | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

jet plane over palm treesPassenger traffic increased by 8.4 percent in May, compared to the previous year, at Southwest Florida International Airport.

Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 6.7 percent from the same period last year.

Last month, 576,713 passengers traveled through the airport. The traffic leader in May was Delta with 136,108 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (98,303), JetBlue (67,385), Southwest (60,907) and US Airways (56,449).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 6,191 takeoffs and landings, an increase of nearly 10 percent compared to May 2012.

In addition, slightly more than 3 million pounds of air freight moved through the airport in March, an increase of 4.4 percent compared to March 2012.

The airport served more than 7.3 million passengers in 2012 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. Information:

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