Covid-19: What to Expect at the Airport
SRQ has taken steps to fight the spread of COVID-19
July 13, 2020
For Immediate Release
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) passenger traffic saw an increase of 32% from 39,988 passengers in May to 52,845 passengers in June. Compared to June of 2019, traffic at SRQ is down 64%. Year-to-date figures show that airport passenger traffic is down 28%.
Despite the ongoing effects of Covid-19, passenger traffic at SRQ has started to rebound. The airlines that serve the airport have added flights to their summer schedule as airports, airlines, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implement strict cleaning and safety measures to protect passengers while traveling.
Some of the safety measures implemented at SRQ include increased janitorial staff, plastic shields at all customer service counters, hand sanitizer stations, and social distancing markers in queuing lines. You will also see employees, tenants, and passengers wearing protective face coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“It is great to see passengers safely following CDC guidelines while traveling through our airport. This past Saturday we had 44 commercial service flights operate from SRQ and new destinations continue to be added each week. Over the past few months, we have worked with our tenants and the TSA to implement multiple layers of safety measures to protect passengers. We understand the concerns the public may have when flying and realize it is critical to ensure the airport is a safe and clean environment for travelers,” 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