RSW is one of the top 50 airports for passenger traffic in the U.S. and served 8.8 million passengers in 2017. The airport offers nonstop service throughout the United States, as well as Canada and Germany, giving residents and travelers convenient access to destinations worldwide.
A big part of the energy and growth surrounding Southwest Florida International Airport is from the region it serves – the five counties of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades. Located in Fort Myers, the airport serves the Greater Southwest Florida area, Gulf Islands, as well as other points along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), owned and operated by the Lee County Port Authority was certified for operation in May 1983. The Florida Department of Transportation 2014 economic impact study shows the total contribution for airport operations to the region’s economy is $4.3 billion annually.