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Southwest Florida traffic up 8.2% in September

Southwest Florida International Airport welcomed 366,038 passengers during September - an increase of 8.2% compared to the same month in 2013.

Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 4.3% from the same period last year, and the traffic leader in September was Delta with 81,989 passengers travelling to and from Fort Myers.

Rounding out the top five carriers were Southwest Airlines (63,550), JetBlue (46,872), US Airways (39,259) and American Airlines (32,862).

The figures were despite Southwest Florida handling 3,899 aircraft movements, a decrease of 4.2% compared to September 2013, and Page Field saw 6,020 movements, a 19.4% increase.

In addition, slightly more than 2.3 million pounds of airfreight moved through Southwest Florida in September 2014, an increase of 0.2% compared to the same month in 2013.

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