March 11, 2021
For Immediate Release

SRQ Passenger Traffic for February Increases 26% Over January

For the month of February, passenger traffic at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) increased 26% over the previous month of January. February passengers totaled 159,772 compared to 126,704 passengers in January.  Compared to February 2020, passenger traffic was 69% of the 2020 level of 232,549. 
“It is great to see our passenger numbers starting to recover.  With more individuals getting their vaccine, and COVID-19 cases on the decline, we are seeing an increase in the aircraft load factors and the number of travelers using our airport.  With Spring Break now upon us, we expect to see upwards of 10,000 plus passengers per day traveling through our airport,” stated Rick Piccolo, President, CEO of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. 
There are currently 10 airlines serving 45 destinations from SRQ.   
The following are upcoming service start dates:
Mar. 13 Columbus, OH (CMH) Southwest         (new seasonal service)
Mar. 13 Indianapolis, IN (IND) Southwest          (new seasonal service)
Mar. 13 Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) Southwest             (new seasonal service)
April 17 Milwaukee, WI (MKE) Southwest          (new seasonal service)
May 27 Peoria, IL (PIA) Allegiant                         (new seasonal service)          
May 28 Concord, NC (USA) Allegiant                  (new seasonal service)



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