Fort Lauderdale’s Airport Continues Summer Descent

Fort Lauderdale's Airport Continues Summer Descent
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As we get further into the summer season, Fort Lauderdale’s main airport continues its Summer descent in terms of weekly movements.

Using data from, we can see that the number of movements is declining weekly.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Fort Lauderdale’s Numbers…

Fort Lauderdale's Airport Continues Summer Descent
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For June 27-July 4, Fort Lauderdale Airport handled 716 movements, which is a decrease of 0.56% compared to the same period last year.

Compared with pre-pandemic figures, this means that they are trailing around 74 weekly movements to meet that figure.

Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data that is highlighting how much larger the gap is getting between 2023 and 2019’s numbers:

Date2019 Numbers2022 Numbers2023 NumbersPercentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)
May 30-June 6804 movements795 movements787 movements-1.01%
June 6-13797 movements748 movements788 movements+5.35%
June 13-20818 movements742 movements757 movements+2.02%
June 20-27803 movements719 movements748 movements+4.03%

What we can see from the data is that for the last four weeks, 2023’s numbers, in comparison to 2019’s, have been dropping.

This has ultimately resulted in a larger gap in the difference between the two periods, even if there is still a percentage increase on the 2023 vs. 2022 makeup.

What we can see also is that the airport thrives more in the Winter seasons than they do in the Summer, with the colder periods averaging around 950 flights per week, but again that is also lower than the 2019 benchmark of the 970-980 weekly flights mark.

Either way, all eyes are on Fort Lauderdale to see how they can convert their successes from the Winter into year-round higher figures.

By James Field - Editor in Chief 2 Min Read
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