Operational Updates
Hurricane Ian 


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS READY TO OPEN

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2022) – Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, Florida, will be opening on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, for limited commercial flight operations. There will be some changes we would like everyone to be aware of before coming to the airport.

  • The initial hours of operation for security checkpoints at RSW will be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. with flights operating between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Due to impacts from Hurricane Ian, please use caution and leave extra time to get to the airport. The roadways at RSW are open.
  • Some of the many amenities you have come to expect at RSW may not be available when we first open. Concessions will have limited food and beverage and other items may be in short supply.
  • Although restrooms will be open, we will not have drinking water available in the terminal until the boil water notice in our area has been lifted.
  • For any questions about specific flights, please go to your airline directly as they will have the most up-to-date information.
  • When you get to the airport, check to see what gate your airline will be using. Some airlines will be operating from different concourses than usual.
  • The long- and short-term parking lots are open; however, shuttle buses may take a little longer.
  • Rental car agencies will have limited operations. Please contact your agency for the most current information. If you are using an off-airport rental car agency or hotel shuttle, please contact them directly.
  • Airport Plaza gas station and the 7-Eleven convenience store are open, but may have limited supplies.
  • The airport is not a public shelter. We ask that only people traveling come to the airport.

We will continue to post operational updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the airport’s website, flylcpa.com. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and patience during this difficult time. Our #1 priority is your safety and we needed to make sure everything at RSW was ready to serve our travelers and the community.

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RSW Update 10/1, 3:30 p.m.: The airport is working closely with all our partners including airlines, TSA, parking and concessions to open RSW. 

The runway and terminal building are in very good condition and testing of the systems is nearly complete.

We are waiting to learn about staffing from the many different companies and agencies that make RSW work safely and securely for the thousands of people using the airport.

RSW and Page Field are currently providing support to many humanitarian flights and military rescue missions.

We hope to open to commercial flights as soon as possible.


10/1, 11 a.m.: The airport team is working tirelessly to get RSW safely open and operational. Your safety is our #1 priority. Once we have a date/time when we can resume commercial flights, we will post here, social media and share with news outlets.

All flights are cancelled until the airport has power and water restored. The RSW Team is working round-the-clock to make sure everything is working properly. 

You can pick up your car from the long- and short-term parking lots from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Please go to your airline's website for re-booking and other flight information.