RSW Master Plan Update

The Lee County Port Authority updated the Southwest Florida International Airport Master Plan from 2021 through 2023. The Master Plan Update was accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration on Feb. 14, 2024. If you would like to learn more about the recent Master Plan Update, please review the following information about the four-phase process.

Public Outreach

The Master Plan Update (MPU) process was designed to engage the public in a transparent and collaborative manner. Public comments were solicited during each phase of the MPU process through the project’s webpage and online comment form. Although the online public comment period is now closed, the public had the opportunity to comment on the following topics:

  • Phase 1 included an analysis of the airport's existing conditions, created a 20-year RSW Aviation Forecast and performed an initial analysis of adding new gates to the existing terminal.
  • Phase 2 focused on a runway demand/capacity analysis, the North Area Plan (North side of Runway 6/24) and further refined the needs/analysis for adding new gates to the terminal.
  • Phase 3 focused on determining the facility requirements for airport functions and provided some preferred concepts for future projects.
  • Phase 4 consisted of the Capital Improvement Plan, Airport Layout Plan, environmental overview of airport property and the compilation of all the information into one comprehensive Master Plan document.


The Lee County Port Authority completed four phases of public comment for the RSW Master Plan Update. The draft plan was presented to the Airports Special Management Committee and Board of Port Commissioners at the June 20 and June 29, 2023 board meetings. The Board of Port Commissioners unanimously approved the draft RSW Master Plan Update and authorized submittal to the Federal Aviation Administration and the Florida Department of Transportation for their review and approval. To ensure transparency of the process, the final full-draft Master Plan documents, submitted to the FAA and FDOT, are available below for view.

Master Plan Update Two-year Action Plan


Final Draft Master Plan Documents

These draft Master Plan Update documents were sent to the Federal Aviation Administration on Aug. 9, 2023, and to the Florida Department of Transportation on Aug. 16, 2023, for their review.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Lee County Port Authority Airport Planner Ian Sikonia, AICP at 239-590-4603.

Phase 1, 2, 3 & 4 Information