RSW sees near-record passenger count in April
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The amount of passengers traveling through Southwest Florida International Airport [RSW] in April 2021 compared to April last year increased 2,000%, according to the Lee County Port Authority.
Last month, more than 1.1 million passengers traveled through RSW. Port Authority officials noted that April’s passenger count was only 0.04% less than the record-breaking total of 1,111,558 fro April 2019.
Year-to-date, passenger travel is up 12% compared to last year, officials said.
The traffic leader in April was Southwest Airlines with 252,004 total passengers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Delta (170,511), United (133,508), American (132,980) and JetBlue (131,242), LCPA reported.
RSW served nearly 6 million passengers in 2020 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic, officials said.