August 11, 2021
For Immediate Release

SRQ Cruises Toward Record Year

For the month of July, passenger traffic at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) totaled 326,947.  Compared to July 2020, passenger traffic was 424% higher than the COVID-19 impacted level of 62,405 passengers.  Compared to July of 2019, passenger traffic was 122% higher than the pre-COVID-19 level of 147,068.  Passenger numbers increased 4.48% over the previous month of June.
“It is exciting to see us break another all-time record for the most passengers carried in a month at SRQ. With the rapid growth of passenger traffic at our airport, we continue to make improvements to ensure our passengers receive the best experience possible while traveling.  In April, we expanded our checkpoint from 4 to 5 lanes and a 6th screening lane is expected to be added before Thanksgiving.
Last month, we brought online two new 100,000-gallon jet fuel tanks, tripling our fuel storage capacity.  We also expanded our long-term parking lot by 140 spaces.  Over the next couple of months, we plan to pave our overflow parking lot and add an additional lot to prepare us for the upcoming holidays and our peak season. 
Other projects under design include a new ground transportation area, improved concessions, a consolidated rental car facility for cleaning and fueling vehicles, and an added ground level terminal that will have 5 or more gates for parking aircraft.    
As the airport and community continue to grow, it is imperative that we provide the infrastructure, amenities, and level of service our customers have enjoyed in the past.  Maintaining our reputation as the least stressful, easiest to travel through, best full-service airport in the region is our top priority,” stated Rick Piccolo, President, CEO of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.   



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