Situated on the eastern flank of the Caloosahatchee River on Florida’s Southwest coast, Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is the gateway to the major tourist attractions of south Florida. Fort Myers Florida, the county seat of Lee County, is a half-hour drive from RSW along Highway 93. Opened in May of 1983, the airport’s attractive exterior looks more like a shopping mall than it does a transport hub. In 2014, the airport served nearly 8 million passengers. Operating international flights to Germany and Canada, the airport services a large number of domestic airports, making it possible to fly to many other countries.