Passenger traffic at Southwest Florida International Airport has increased for the third consecutive month.
In September, 354,640 passengers traveled through the airport, an increase of 0.8 percent compared to September 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 4.5 percent from the same period last year.
Traffic also increased in August by 0.3 percent and by 1.7 percent in July. Passenger traffic decreased by 4 percent in June.
The traffic leader last month was Delta with 85,188 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (55,419), Southwest (51,471), JetBlue (43,139) and US Airways (36,405).
Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. For more information, visit www.flylcpa.com.
Business hosts food drive
Pushing the Envelope Inc. is hosting the second CAN IT!, a food drive benefiting Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., with a collection goal of 1,000 items.
Canned food and nonperishable items will be collected until noon Nov. 21.
CCMI's wish list includes Hamburger Helper, canned tuna, canned chicken, soups, beans, canned vegetables and macaroni and cheese. A complete list is available at ccmileecounty.com. Items can be dropped off at locations including Pushing the Envelope Inc., 12655 New Brittany Blvd., Fort Myers; City Mattress, 12660 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; California Closets, 10800 Corkscrew Road, Estero; and Presstige Printing, 10940 Harmony Park Drive, Bonita Springs. Information: www.getpushing.com
Naples masonry business wins award
David Nelson Masonry Inc. recently received a 2012 Masonry Excellence Award.
The Naples-based business received the award, in the institutional contractor category, from the Masonry Association of Florida, for a new building at Edison State College's Lee County campus.
Wright Construction Group in Fort Myers was the construction manager for the two-story, 45,300-square-foot Academic Building "U." Other businesses that worked on the project were architect firm Harvard Jolly and supplier Ruck Brothers Brick Inc., both based in Fort Myers.
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