Wednesday, 04 April 2007 01:00
Airport TrafficWritten by WGCU Newsroom
Southwest Florida continues to grow in popularity as is apparent by the number of people traveling through Southwest Florida International Airport.
February 2007 will go down as a record breaking month. It is the busiest February in the airports 23-year history with more than 841-thousand passengers. And that follows a record breaking January. As airport officials await March’s numbers, spokeswoman Barbara-Anne Urritia says the recent growth of the terminal is helping Southwest International compete with the other airports across the state.
“Obviously it is Orlando and Miami and then Tampa, but I think we are between the fourth and the fifth spot in the state and we continue to grow and now with our new terminal we really feel like we are in a good position to continue that growth.”
Urritia says March is historically the airport’s busiest month. The passenger count at Southwest Florida International Airport is among the top 50 in the nation.