May 11, 2020
For Immediate Release

SRQ Passenger Traffic Down 95% in April Due to COVID-19

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) passenger traffic saw a decrease of 94.7% for April with 9,742 passengers traveling through SRQ.   Year-to-date, airport passenger traffic is down 8.5% for the first quarter of 2020 with 621,192 passengers using SRQ.
Despite the tremendous effect Covid-19 had in April on the aviation sector and SRQ, the airport continues to prepare for a return to more normal times.  Numerous operational and physical improvements have been made including a doubling of janitorial staff, plexiglass shields at all customer service counters, numerous added hand sanitizer stations and social distancing markers in queuing lines.
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport President and CEO Rick Piccolo stated. “While we are still a very long way from recovery, the airport has seen a gradual increase in passenger traffic over the last week.  As more states open their economy, we are confident that the positive trend will continue.  When the passengers are ready, we are ready.”



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