Fewer passengers use Southwest Florida International Airport in December

Passenger traffic decreased by nearly 4 percent in December, compared to the previous year, at Southwest Florida International Airport.

Last month, 667,789 passengers traveled through the airport, a decrease of 3.8 percent compared to December 2010. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 0.3 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in December was Delta with 141,379 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (116,247), Southwest (75,336), JetBlue (73,625) and US Airways (55,497).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 7,838 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 0.1 percent compared to December 2010. In addition, 3.4 million pounds of airfreight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in December 2011, an increase of 9.9 percent compared to December 2010.

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