Southwest Florida International Airport

Coordinates: 26°32′10″N 081°45′19″W / 26.53611°N 81.75528°W / 26.53611; -81.75528
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Southwest Florida International Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorLee County Port Authority
ServesLee County, Florida
LocationUnincorporated Lee County, adjacent to Fort Myers
Elevation AMSL30 ft / 9 m
Coordinates26°32′10″N 081°45′19″W / 26.53611°N 81.75528°W / 26.53611; -81.75528
Websiteflylcpa.com
Maps
FAA airport diagram
FAA airport diagram
Map
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 12,000 3,658 Asphalt
Statistics (2022)
Aircraft operations90,567
Passengers10,343,802
Total cargo (lbs)38,405,019
Source:[1]

Southwest Florida International Airport (IATA: RSW, ICAO: KRSW, FAA LID: RSW) is a major county-owned airport in the South Fort Myers area of unincorporated Lee County, Florida, United States. The airport serves the Southwest Florida region, including the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Naples-Marco Island, and Punta Gorda metropolitan areas, and is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry. It currently is the second-busiest single-runway airport in the United States, after San Diego International Airport.[2] In 2022, the airport served 10,343,802 passengers, the most in its history.

The airport sits on 13,555 acres (5,486 ha, 21.2 sq.mi.)[3][4] of land just southeast of Fort Myers, making it the third-largest airport in the United States in terms of land size (after Denver and Dallas/Fort Worth). 6,000 acres of the land has been conserved as swamp lands and set aside for environmental mitigation.[5]

History[edit]

Prior to the opening of the airport, the region was served by Page Field in Fort Myers. By the 1970s, however, it had become clear that Page Field would be too small to handle increasing future demand for commercial flights into the region. Expanding Page Field was determined to be impractical because its airfield was constrained by U.S. 41 to the west and expanding the airfield to the east would require bridging the Ten Mile Canal and relocating a railroad track.[6]

A number of sites were considered for a new regional airport, including southern Charlotte County, Estero, and northeast Cape Coral near Burnt Store Marina. The government of Lee County ultimately selected a site near the end of Daniels Road which was a dirt road at the time. An advantage to this location was its proximity to Interstate 75, which was under construction and would have an interchange with Daniels Road, providing easy access (Interstate 75 was opened to traffic through Fort Myers in 1979).[7]

Construction of the airport began in 1980 and it opened on schedule on May 14, 1983. Upon opening, the airport was named Southwest Florida Regional Airport (the airport code RSW is short for "Regional South-West").[8] Originally, the airport included a single 8400-ft runway and a passenger terminal with 14 gates on two concourses. The original 1983 terminal was located on the north side of the runway at the end of Chamberlin Parkway.[9]

When the airport opened in 1983, Southwest Florida Regional Airport was served by Air Florida Commuter (operated by Finair Express), Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Eastern Air Lines, Northwest Orient Airlines, Ozark Air Lines, Pan Am, Republic Airlines, and United Airlines.[10] Delta Air Lines operated the first flight. By 1985, American Airlines, People Express, Provincetown-Boston Airlines, Southern Express, and USAir were also serving the airport.[11]

In 1986, American Trans Air (later known as ATA) began service to Fort Myers with flights to Indianapolis International Airport, which was the first scheduled service for that airline.[12]

The airport was renamed Southwest Florida International Airport in 1993, though it had hosted international flights since 1984 and U.S. Customs since 1987. The name change coincided with the completion of a 55,000 square foot Federal Inspection facility annexed to the original terminal's Concourse A.[13] The runway was also lengthened to 12,000 ft (3,658 m) at the same time to better accommodate international service (making it the fourth-longest runway in Florida).[14]

In 1988 the airport exceeded its annual capacity of 3 million passengers; by 2004, the airport was serving nearly 7 million passengers annually. In 1998, the original terminal was expanded with a new wing added to Concourse B which included three additional gates, bringing the total to 17.[9]

In April 1994, LTU International introduced the following route: Munich–Düsseldorf–Fort Myers–Miami–Düsseldorf–Munich. This was Fort Myers' first flight to Europe.[15] It came in response to rising tourism from Germany, which Lee County had spent the past several years cultivating. The county considered Germany a natural market to target, given the sizable German-American community that lived in Southwest Florida and maintained ties with its country of origin.[16]

With the original terminal operating at more than double its intended capacity, construction of a new Midfield Terminal Complex began in February 2002. The $438 million terminal opened on September 9, 2005. The terminal has three concourses and 28 gates. Demolition of the original terminal north of the airfield was completed in spring 2006. However, the original terminal's parking lot still stands at the end of Chamberlin Parkway. The former terminal's ramp, now known as North Ramp, is now primarily used as a base for Western Global Airlines, an Estero-based cargo airline.[17] In early 2015, Terminal Access Road, the airport's main entrance road, was extended past Treeline Avenue to connect directly to Interstate 75, allowing airport-related traffic to avoid local streets. The airport can now be accessed directly from the freeway at Exit 128.[18] Terminal Access Road was then expanded to six lanes in late 2016.[19]

Air Berlin, which had bought LTU, ceased service to Düsseldorf in October 2017.[20][21] The following May, Eurowings began routes to Düsseldorf, Munich, and Cologne using Airbus A330s.[22][23] The carrier subsequently dropped the flights to Munich and Cologne. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company suspended its link to Düsseldorf in March 2020.[24] Eurowings Discover launched a route to Frankfurt in March 2022.[25][26]

Current and future projects[edit]

A new $16 million Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting facility (Lee County Station 92) opened in July 2013. A 9,100 ft (2,800 m) parallel runway is in planning. The project includes a relocated air traffic control tower, apron expansion, crossfield taxiway system, mitigation activities and FPL electrical line relocation. The new air traffic control tower was expected to be completed by 2019, but the construction was delayed until its completion in December 2021 and opened in January of 2022 [27]. However, the parallel runway was delayed indefinitely. The apron expansion and crossfield taxiway system were completed in late 2013. The entire project is estimated to cost $454 million.

In early 2018, the Lee County Port Authority (LCPA) announced plans to ease seasonal security wait times by consolidating the three individual concourse checkpoints to a single consolidated checkpoint for all concourses. By relocating the checkpoints, there will be more restaurants, shops, and post-security spaces. According to the announcement by the LCPA, this expansion could cost between $150 million – $180 million.[28] Construction this expansion is currently underway. The airport is also planning to build another concourse (Concourse E) on the west side of the terminal by 2027.[29]

Plans are in place for Skyplex – a commercial and industrial park in the location of the former passenger terminal. Chamberlin Parkway is currently being realigned which will remove the roadway loop that once served the former terminal.[30] Other airport-related businesses, such as a hotel, are in the planning stages. A retail gasoline outlet near the airport's entrance opened in June 2014.[31][32]

Facilities[edit]

The entrance at the airport.
East Atrium
Main Terminal
Airfield
  • The airport covers 13,555 acres (54.9 km2), 10 mi (16 km) southeast of Fort Myers.[3][33]
Runways
  • Runway 06/24: 12,000 x 150 ft (3,658 x 46 m), asphalt[3]
Activity[34]
  • In 2022 the airport had 90,567 aircraft operations, averaging 248 per day.[35]
Terminal
  • 798,000 sq ft (74,100 m2)
  • Design capacity is 10 million passengers per year, with 28 gates on three concourses (current B,C and D). The terminal buildings can be expanded incrementally to 65 gates on five concourses (A-E).
Parking
  • 11,250 spaces for hourly/daily parking located around the main terminal building and the entrance to the facility.
  • There is a three-story parking structure adjacent from the main terminal, used to house short-term parking.
  • 30-space "cell-phone lot" for customers picking up arriving passengers
Awards
  • J.D. Power & Associates Airport Satisfaction Study – Ranked 2nd among North American airports with under 10 million annual passengers
  • Florida Department of Transportation 2008 Commercial Airport of the Year
  • Airports Council International-North America Excellence in Marketing and Communications 2008: 1st Place Special Events for Aviation Day
  • Airports Council International-North America 2008: 1st Place for Concession Convenience and 2nd Place for Food Concessions
  • Airports Council International-North America 2009: 2nd Place Newsletter – Internal or E-mail and 2nd Place Special Events – Berlin Airlift
  • Federal Aviation Administration 2009 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Advocate and Partner Award
  • Florida Airports Council 2008 Environmental Excellence Award for Mitigation Park
  • Airport Revenue News 2008 Best Concessions Award for top Concessions Program Design

Terminal[edit]

The airport has one terminal with three concourses: Concourse B serves Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Avelo Airlines, Eurowings, Frontier, Southwest, and Sun Country; Concourse C serves Delta, United, and WestJet; and Concourse D serves American, Breeze, JetBlue, and Spirit. Customs and Immigration services for international flights are located on the lower level of Concourse B. The concourses are each completely separate and are not currently connected Airside, though the expansion underway will consolidate the three checkpoints into one. Concourse E is planned to be added on the west side of the terminal by 2027. The Concourse A designation has been reserved for an eventual fifth concourse to be added on the east side of the terminal.[29]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinationsRefs
Air Canada Rouge Toronto–Pearson [36]
Alaska Airlines Seasonal: Los Angeles, Seattle/Tacoma [37]
American Airlines Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Washington–National [38]
American Eagle Seasonal: Austin (ends February 14, 2024)[39] [38]
Avelo Airlines New Haven (CT), Raleigh/Durham, Wilmington (DE) [40]
Breeze Airways Charleston (SC), Hartford, Las Vegas, Providence
Seasonal: Akron/Canton, Columbus–Glenn, Louisville, New Orleans, Norfolk, Pittsburgh, Portland (ME), Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Syracuse
[41][42]
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia [43]
Discover Airlines Frankfurt [44]
Frontier Airlines Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Indianapolis, Philadelphia
Seasonal: Buffalo, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Long Island/Islip, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Syracuse
[45]
JetBlue Boston, Newark, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia, Washington–National, White Plains
Seasonal: Hartford, Worcester (begins January 4, 2024)[46]
[47]
Lynx Air Toronto–Pearson (begins December 14, 2023) [48]
Porter Airlines Toronto–Pearson[49] [50]
Southwest Airlines Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago–Midway, Chicago–O'Hare, Columbus–Glenn, Dallas–Love, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, St. Louis
Seasonal: Albany (resumes March 9, 2024),[51] Buffalo (resumes January 13, 2024),[52] Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Grand Rapids, Hartford, Houston–Hobby, Kansas City, Louisville (resumes January 13, 2024),[52] Minneapolis/St. Paul, Providence, Rochester (NY), Washington–National
[53]
Spirit Airlines Atlantic City, Chicago–O'Hare, Detroit, San Juan (begins December 15, 2023)[54]
Seasonal: Atlanta, Boston, Charleston (SC), Columbus–Glenn, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond
[55][56]
Sun Country Airlines Minneapolis/St. Paul
Seasonal: Duluth, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee
[57]
United Airlines Chicago–O'Hare, Cleveland, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, Washington–Dulles
Seasonal: Los Angeles, San Francisco
[58]
WestJet Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Ottawa
[59]

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
FedEx Express Memphis
UPS Airlines Huntsville, Jacksonville, Louisville
Western Global Airlines Anchorage, Charleston (SC), Greenville/Spartanburg, Los Angeles, Seoul-Incheon

Statistics[edit]

Since beginning commercial airline service on May 14, 1983 through the end of 2022, nearly 232.2 million passengers (enplaned and deplaned) have transited through RSW. There has been nearly 2.94 million aircraft operations at the airport since its opening.

Top destinations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from RSW (July 2022 – June 2023)[60]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta, Georgia 465,000 Delta, Southwest
2 Illinois Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 332,000 American, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, United
3 Minnesota Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 293,000 Delta, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country
4 Michigan Detroit, Michigan 271,000 Delta, Spirit
5 New Jersey Newark, New Jersey 268,000 United, JetBlue
6 North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina 254,000 American
7 Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts 250,000 Delta, JetBlue, Spirit
8 Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 181,000 American, Frontier, Spirit
9 Texas Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 165,000 American
10 Illinois Chicago-Midway, Illinois 161,000 Southwest

Airline Market Share[edit]

Largest airlines at RSW
(July 2022 – June 2023)[61]
Rank Airline Passengers Share
1 Delta Air Lines 2,022,000 22.65%
2 Southwest Airlines 1,692,000 18.95%
3 American Airlines 1,364,000 15.28%
4 United Airlines 1,259,000 14.11%
5 JetBlue 1,008,000 11.29%
Other 1,583,000 17.73%

Annual traffic[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at RSW airport. See Wikidata query.
Annual passenger traffic (enplaned + deplaned), 1983–present[62]
Year Passengers Percent change Year Passengers Percent change Year Passengers Percent change Year Passengers Percent change
1983 594,185 Steady 1993 3,717,758 Increase 7.1% 2003 5,891,668 Increase 13.6% 2013 7,637,801 Increase 3.9%
1984 1,311,937 Increase 120.8% 1994 4,005,067 Increase 7.7% 2004 6,736,630 Increase 14.3% 2014 7,970,493 Increase 4.3%
1985 1,701,969 Increase 29.7% 1995 4,098,264 Increase 2.3% 2005 7,518,169 Increase 11.6% 2015 8,371,801 Increase 5.0%
1986 2,129,548 Increase 25.1% 1996 4,317,347 Increase 5.3% 2006 7,643,217 Increase 1.7% 2016 8,604,673 Increase 2.8%
1987 2,687,053 Increase 26.2% 1997 4,477,865 Increase 3.7% 2007 8,049,676 Increase 5.3% 2017 8,842,549 Increase 2.8%
1988 3,115,124 Increase 15.9% 1998 4,667,207 Increase 4.2% 2008 7,603,845 Decrease -5.5% 2018 9,373,178 Increase 6.0%
1989 3,231,092 Increase 3.7% 1999 4,897,253 Increase 4.9% 2009 7,415,958 Decrease -2.5% 2019 10,225,180 Increase 9.0%
1990 3,734,067 Increase 15.6% 2000 5,207,212 Increase 6.3% 2010 7,514,316 Increase 1.3% 2020 5,978,414 Decrease 41.5%
1991 3,436,520 Decrease -8.0% 2001 5,277,708 Increase 1.4% 2011 7,537,745 Increase 0.3% 2021 10,322,434 Increase 72.7%
1992 3,472,661 Increase 1.1% 2002 5,185,648 Decrease -1.7% 2012 7,350,625 Decrease -2.5% 2022 10,343,802 Increase 0.2%

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • November 28, 2007 – A single-engine fixed wing aircraft crashed about 9:20 a.m. one mile (1.6 km) west of Runway 6. The crash killed the pilot. This is the first reported crash on airport property.[63]
  • April 12, 2009 – A Beech King Air 200 (N559DW) was carrying four passengers when the pilot went unconscious and later died. Doug White, a passenger, was guided into the airport by air traffic controller Brian Norton, assisted by controller Dan Favio. It was later reported that White was a single engine private pilot with about 130 hours of experience in single engine aircraft. All passengers aboard survived and the plane was not damaged.[64]
  • October 18, 2022 - A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 arriving from Newark, NJ safely landed but blew out two tires, stranding it on the airport's lone runway and forcing other incoming flights to be diverted while outbound flights were delayed. The runway was closed for nearly nine hours as specialized equipment to fix the plane had to be driven over from Orlando.[65]

Ground transport[edit]

LeeTran bus No. 50 serves the airport.

Infrastructure and road projects linked the airport's main terminal road to the southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 75.

See also[edit]

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External links[edit]

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