March 2, 2021
For Immediate Release

American Airlines Expands Chicago, IL (ORD) Service to Year-Round


American Airlines has expanded its seasonal nonstop service between the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to daily, year-round service.  In addition, American will provide 2x daily flights to ORD on Saturdays from June 3 – Sept. 7.  The service between SRQ and ORD will be provided using Envoy Embraer 175 aircraft.
Over the last two years, American Airlines has increased the number of destinations served at SRQ, the size of their aircraft, and the duration of their seasonal markets.  In 2019, American added nonstop service to Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX (DFW), and Chicago, Il (ORD).  These new routes complemented their existing service to Charlotte, NC (CLT) and Washington, D.C. (DCA).  Depending on the destination served, passengers will now travel on 76 seat Embraer and CRJ aircraft, all the way up to 187 passenger Airbus A321 aircraft.  For 2021, all 5 destinations are available to book through the summer.    
“It is exciting to see American Airlines extending this seasonal route to year-round service.  Chicago has been a successful market for SRQ and having this nonstop flight year-round will provide travelers convenient access to the Chicago area and destinations beyond,” stated Rick Piccolo, President, CEO of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. 
SRQ currently has 10 airlines providing nonstop service to 45 destinations.  


Fredrick J. Piccolo, President, CEO
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Tel. (941) 359-2770, extension 4200