March 25, 2021
For Immediate Release

Southwest Airlines Adds Two New Destinations and
Additional Frequencies to Existing Flights

Southwest Airlines has added nonstop service between the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) and Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) in Dallas, Texas, and Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI.   The nonstop service between SRQ and DAL and the nonstop service between SRQ and GRR will begin June12, 2021 and is scheduled for Saturdays only.  In addition to adding 2 new destinations, existing 1X daily service to Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) will increase to 2X daily from Sunday through Friday starting May 9, 2021.  Service to Columbus, OH (CMH), Pittsburgh, PA (PIT), and Indianapolis, IN (IND) will increase from Saturdays only to 5X weekly, Thursday – Monday, starting May 9, 2021.     
Southwest Airlines started service at SRQ on February 14th with year-round service to Baltimore/Washington, MD (BWI), Chicago, IL (MDW), Nashville, TN (BNA), and Houston, TX (HOU).   Year-round service to Atlanta, GA (ATL) started on March 11, 2021, service to Columbus, OH (CMH), Indianapolis, IN (IND), and Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) started on March 13, 2021, and service to Milwaukee, WI (MKE) will start on April 17, 2021.  These 9 destinations along with the 2 destinations announced today bring the total destinations served by Southwest Airlines at SRQ to 11.  All these destinations are currently available to book online at 
“It is really amazing to see Southwest Airlines continue to grow so rapidly at SRQ.  The two new destinations being added today will complement the growing list of destinations Southwest already serves at SRQ.  The increased frequencies to Chicago, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Columbus are a testament to passenger demand and support for these new flights at SRQ.  We look forward to seeing Southwest continue to grow at SRQ, providing travelers low fares and convenient choices from their hometown airport,” stated Rick Piccolo, President, CEO of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. 
SRQ currently has 10 airlines providing nonstop service to 45 destinations.  The following are upcoming service start dates:
April 17 Milwaukee, WI (MKE) Southwest         (new  service)
May 27 Peoria, IL (PIA) Allegiant                        (new service)  
May 28 Concord, NC (USA) Allegiant                 (new service)
June 12 Dallas, TX (DAL) Southwest                 (new service)
June 12 Grand Rapids, MI (GRR) Southwest    (new service)


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