Southwest Florida International Airport Traffic Jumps
During March, 1,162,342 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. This was an increase of 35% compared to March 2020 and an increase of 60.2% increase compared to February 2021. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 20.4% compared to last year.
The traffic leader in March was Southwest Airlines, with 284,606 total passengers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Delta (182,846), United (146,494), American (135,886) and Spirit (127,161). Southwest Florida International Airport had 11,472 aircraft operations, an increase of 7.5% compared to March 2020.
Meanwhile, construction continues on a new $80 million Airport Traffic Control Tower, while the $280 million, 200,000-square-foot expansion of the airport terminal, a project that had been deferred for a year due to the impact of the pandemic, was schedule to be bid in April, according to Ben Siegel, executive director for the Lee County Port Authority.
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