Air Canada Offers Year Round Service

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Sarasota/Manatee Distribution

The Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority (SMAA) is pleased to announce that Air Canada will extend its non-stop Toronto (YYZ) service into the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) year-round. Since 2006, Air Canada has been offering daily non-stop seasonal service from the Canadian Ontario region to SRQ between November and April.

Effective May 2, 2015, Air Canada will continue service with 2 weekly non-stop flights on Thursdays and Saturdays to SRQ, closing the summer-time gap and offering Canadian passengers year-round access to the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast. Passengers on Air Canada will fly on Embraer-190 aircraft. These aircraft are configured with nine (9) business class, twenty (24) preferred, and sixty-four (64) economy seats. All 97 seats on the aircraft offer “video on demand.”

Fredrick J. Piccolo, SRQ President, Chief Executive Officer stated “We are excited to have Air Canada extend their seasonal service at SRQ with year-round flights. Sarasota Bradenton is a popular destination for Canadians, so we look forward to welcoming our northern neighbors the entire year. Local residents can now also enjoy non-stop service to beautiful Toronto during the summer or connect conveniently in Toronto and visit other worldwide destinations using Air Canada’s extensive network.”

In addition, these flights also enable Air Canada’s worldwide customers, including those from Europe, to travel to Sarasota Bradenton conveniently on a year-round basis as flights are timed to conveniently connect in Toronto to and from Air Canada’s worldwide network.

DAILY SERVICE December 14, 2014 - April 30, 2015:
YYZ TO SRQ (AC1228)       SRQ TO YYZ (AC1229)
Depart – Arrive                  Depart - Arrive
08:40 a.m. - 11:47 a.m.      12:30 p.m. – 15:25 p.m.

THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS Effective May 2, 2015:
YYZ TO SRQ (AC1228)     SRQ TO YYZ (AC1229)
Depart – Arrive                      Depart - Arrive
14:55 p.m. - 17:52 p.m.     18:35 p.m. – 21:23 p.m.


For Further Information Contact:
Fredrick J. Piccolo, President, Chief Executive Officer
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Tel. (941) 359-5200, extension 4200