SRQ Passengers Increase 40% for April

Sarasota/Manatee

May 13, 2019
For Immediate Release
SRQ Passengers Increase 40% for April

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) passenger traffic for the month of April was up 40% over April 2018 with 183,119 passengers traveling through the airport. Year-to-date passenger numbers are up 37.6%.

Over the past 13 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.

The Florida Department of Transportation released an economic impact study this month that shows the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport has an annual economic impact of over 1.33 billion dollars per year and generates over 12,000 jobs, and a payroll exceeding $475 million. President, CEO Rick Piccolo stated, “The FDOT study demonstrates that SRQ is a critical economic generator for the community and all these benefits come without the use of any local tax dollars.”

Source: https://www.fdot.gov/aviation/economicimpact.shtm
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Contact:
Fredrick J. Piccolo, President, CEO
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
Tel. (941) 359-2770, extension 4200