From a Friendly and Efficient perspective the terminal offers very short walking distances, with a simple progression from the parking lot, to check-in counters, to security screening and on to the departure concourse with our thirteen jet bridges. For arriving passengers the distances are equally as short from the gates. Walking to the baggage claim area from an arrival gate takes only a few minutes, once there you will find car rental counters within the area and the parking lot and ground transportation is easily assessable adjacent to the baggage claim area.
Many different features have been incorporated into the terminal to deliver both efficiency and a distinct local flavor. An example is our waterfall, a very attractive unique visual feature that is an integral part of the air-conditioning system.
Artwork is a strong part of our community and has been incorporated into the terminal creating a distinct local feel and flavor. Four Large acrylic paintings by local artist Frank Hopper are displayed in the TSA security screening area, and four large pastels by local artist Regan Dunnick are displayed on the concourse by gates B7 and B8, as well as on the first floor; both groups of artwork were created specifically for the terminal rendering a distinct Florida and regional ambiance.
Airport artwork and display showcases can be found strategically throughout the terminal. Lobby displays include: an exotic plant arrangement; display cabinets containing airport memorabilia, items and information about the Scottish heritage in the Sarasota area, and information and product samples from the many manufacturers in the Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice area.
Artwork and displays include statues of Hernando DeSoto adjacent to gate B2 on the concourse. The second floor also includes a 6,000 gallon saltwater aquarium operated by Mote Marine Laboratory.
We invite you to explore the SRQ terminal and enjoy the many hours of effort that has been dedicated towards delivering our customers a world class aviation platform that is comfortable and non-intimidating unlike so many of the larger airports.
The Sarasota Manatee Airport began offering complimentary WiFi for our guests in the spring of 2006. Simply turn your laptop on and let your browser lead you through the process of logging on.
Luggage carts are available on the first floor in the commuter wing, the baggage claim wing, and on the curb outside baggage claim. Rental is $3.00 with a rebate if returned to the cart dispenser. Carts are provided by Smarte Carte. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards, $1 or $5 bills are accepted.
An automated teller machine is located on the second floor by the up escalator.
Massage chairs are available on the second level of the main terminal and also in the concourse.
Literature Rack / Advertising
A literature rack containing area maps, discount coupons and other information on local attractions and real estate is located near the baggage claim area. Other creative and colorful advertising displays are located throughout the terminal. If you wish to advertise in the airport please visit the airport business section for further information.
Student Art Exhibition
Artwork has become a common fixture throughout the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. The Airport promotes self-expression through its art featured in the Student Art Exhibition with works submitted by students (Grades K-12) from Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The Student Art Exhibition is located on the first level in the ticketing area.
One hundred framed pieces of student art are on display for 12 months in the check-in area of the airport.
If you would like to submit your work in our annual contest, please download the 2012 SRQ Student Artwork Contest application and follow the directions as listed. Good luck!
Animal Relief Area
Just outside the terminal are two animal relief areas. One is located just East of the terminal near ticketing and the other is located at the West end of the terminal near the taxis. Each area is conveniently equipped with a fire hydrant and waste disposal bags.