New UA Newark Flight

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 25, 2014

Sarasota/Manatee Distribution



The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is pleased to announce that United Airlines will commence non-stop daily service between SRQ and the airline’s New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) effective February 12 through May 5, 2015. United will use Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 154 seats; 16 in United First Class, and 138 in United Economy, including 48 in Economy Plus which offer extra-legroom. In addition to providing easy access to the New York metropolitan area, United’s Newark hub offers one-stop connections to other cities in United’s global route network, as well as connections to additional cities in the Star Alliance network. From the Newark hub, United serves 142 domestic and international destinations.

United already serves SRQ with year-round daily non-stop flights to the carrier’s Chicago O’Hare (ORD) hub. “This is exciting news for our customers in the Sarasota area and for thousands of potential new visitors to this vibrant Gulf Coast community,” said Michael Brooks, United’s sales manager for central and north Florida. “The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and the community have provided strong support for our Chicago service and we look forward to a great partnership with these new flights to our New York/Newark gateway hub, from which we offer convenient connections to the Northeast, Canada, and Europe.”

Mr. Fredrick J. Piccolo, President, Chief Executive Officer at SRQ stated, “We are thrilled that United has decided to return Newark/New York service to our community. This commitment demonstrates that the Sarasota/Bradenton area is a strong market for our airline partners. The flights to the Newark Liberty hub will provide opportunities for connections to additional destinations, both domestically and internationally, and we look forward to exploring other opportunities for expansion in the future.”


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For Further Information Contact:

Fredrick J. Piccolo, President, Chief Executive Officer

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

Tel. (941) 359-5200, extension 4200