April 13, 2022
For Immediate Release

SRQ Breaks 1 Million Passenger in First 3 Months of 2022  

For the month of March, 442,846 passengers traveled through the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, a new record for the most passengers served in a single month.  This is a 59.5% increase over passengers served in March 2021. Passengers traveling through the airport year-to-date total 1,085,500 compared to 564,066 year-to-date for 2021, an increase of 92%.
“We are pleased to see so many travelers were able to experience the convenience of our airport the past 3 months.  These record-breaking passenger numbers were unimaginable just a few years ago before SRQ grew to 11 airlines and 53 nonstop destinations.  The demand to live, work, and vacation in our community has exploded, and we are seeing the repercussions of this.   

The airport has responded quickly to this demand by increasing aircraft fuel storage, expanding the screening checkpoint, adding additional parking lots, and opening more food and beverage concessions. For 2022, we expect to break ground on over $150 million in construction projects including a new 5 gate terminal.  We appreciate the community’s patience as we improve the airport and strive to maintain the easy, convenient, travel experience passengers enjoy when flying SRQ.” stated Rick Piccolo, President, CEO of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. 

Upcoming New Service

Allegiant Air starts nonstop service to Austin, TX (AUS) on April 14th. Our newest airline, Breeze Airways, will start service at SRQ with nonstop flights to Hartford, CT beginning June 4th.  


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