July 11, 2019
For Immediate Release

SRQ Traffic Up Nearly 50%

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) passenger traffic set an all-time record for the month of June with 147,615 passengers traveling through the airport.  Traffic for June 2019 was up 48.7% over June of 2018.  Year-to-date passenger numbers are up 39.6%. 

Passenger traffic for the first 6 months of 2019 totaled 988,105 passengers.  SRQ has seen 16 straight months of passenger growth and has expanded service to 8 airlines serving 29 destinations.  The rapid growth at SRQ has made it the 2nd fastest growing airport in the U.S.

Source: Innovata schedules, via Diio.

“SRQ continues to enjoy rapid growth with new airlines, more nonstop destinations, and competitive fares that make flying to and from SRQ affordable and convenient.  We expect to see continued growth moving forward and are excited to become the premier gateway for Sarasota – Bradenton and its beaches,” stated Rick Piccolo, President, CEO of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

Over the past 16 months, SRQ has added 2 new air carriers, Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines, 23 new routes and 18 new destinations including Ashville (AVL), Baltimore (BWI), Cincinnati (CVG), Cleveland (CLE), Columbus (LCK), Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Grand Rapids (GRR), Harrisburg (MDT), Indianapolis (IND), Melbourne (MLB), Nashville (BNA), Philadelphia (PHL), Pittsburgh (PIT), Richmond (RIC), Syracuse (SYR), Traverse City (TVC) and Washington, D.C. (IAD).  There are now 8 airlines providing nonstop service to 29 destinations at SRQ.


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

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