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Southwest Florida International Airport

Cape Coral is just 15 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), which serves more than 8 million passengers annually. The airport’s new $438-million terminal complex opened in 2005 with numerous passenger amenities. Providing nonstop service to 49 domestic and international destinations, including Germany and Canada, RSW is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic.

Southwest Florida International Airport is home to an expanded U.S. Immigration and Customs station facility and a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). Cargo services for national and international carriers are readily available. The airport’s designation as a Foreign Trade Zone provides special benefits for companies engaged in value-added manufacturing, importing and exporting. Cape Coral has two established Foreign Trade Zone extensions within its city limits.

Page Field

Cape Coral is also served by Page Field, a premier general aviation airport in Fort Myers, located just five away. One of the busiest business and general aviation airports in the U.S., it is a preferred hub for corporate and recreational aircraft. Base Operations at Page Field has been repeatedly ranked as a top fixed-base operator in the nation by Aviation International News magazine. A new $40 million terminal complex opened in 2011 that includes a 22,613-square-foot terminal building, a 24,000-square-foot multi-use hangar, a new Fuel Farm and first-class services and amenities for passengers and crews. Page Field is also designated as a Foreign Trade Zone.

Punta Gorda Airport
Another growing airport, Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), is located in Charlotte County, just 10 miles north of Cape Coral. The primary passenger carrier is Allegiant Air, which offers service to 21 domestic destinations.