May 14, 2021
For Immediate Release

SRQ Continues to Break Passenger Records!

In the month of April, passenger traffic at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) totaled 294,165 passengers, breaking the all-time record set the previous month with 277,590 passengers.  Passenger numbers increased 6% over the previous month of March. Compared to April 2020, passenger traffic was 2,920% higher than the COVID-19 impacted level of 9,742 passengers.  It also is a 61% increase over April 2019 pre-pandemic numbers.
“It is exciting to see the airport break our record for the highest number of passengers in a single month for the second consecutive month.  The airlines serving SRQ continue to add new destinations, increase their frequency of flights, and add additional seat capacity into our market through the summer months. 

With 10 airlines providing service to 47 nonstop destinations, we hope the local community can utilize SRQ for their travel plans and experience the convenience of beginning and ending their journey through their hometown airport,” stated Rick Piccolo, President, CEO of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.   

The following are upcoming service start dates:

May 27 Peoria, IL (PIA) - Allegiant

May 28 Concord, NC (USA) - Allegiant
June 6 Denver, CO (DEN) - Southwest
June 6 St Louis, MO (STL) - Southwest
June 12 Cincinnati, OH (CVG) - Southwest
June 12  Cleveland, OH (CLE)- Southwest
June 12 Dallas, TX (DAL) - Southwest
June 12 Grand Rapids, MI  (GRR) - Southwest
June 12 Kansas City, MO (MCI) - Southwest


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