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Southwest Florida International Airport
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IATA: RSWICAO: KRSWFAA LID: RSW
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Lee County
Operator Lee County Port Authority
Serves Cape Coral and Fort Myers, FL
Location Unincorporated Lee County, adjacent to Fort Myers
Elevation AMSL 30 ft / 9 m
Coordinates 26°32′10″N 081°45′19″W / 26.53611°N 81.75528°W / 26.53611; -81.75528Coordinates: 26°32′10″N 081°45′19″W / 26.53611°N 81.75528°W / 26.53611; -81.75528
Website flylcpa.com
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Location of airport in Florida / United States

Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 12,000 3,658 Asphalt
Statistics (2019)
Aircraft operations 85,227
Passengers 10,225,180
Total Cargo (Lbs) 35,681,409
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Southwest Florida International Airport (IATA: RSWICAO: KRSWFAA LID: RSW) is a major county-owned airport in the South Fort Myers region 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, In 2019, the airport served 10,225,180 passengers, the most in its history.

The airport sits on 13,555 acres (5,486 ha, 21.2 sq.mi.) 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.

The following airlines serve Southwest Florida International:

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