Did you know that Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is one of the fastest-growing airports in the world? Sticking your toes in crystal-white sand beaches, exploring the Suncoast’s cuisine, and enjoying an incredible art season has never been easier. SRQ now has 52 non-stop destinations from 11 different airlines. Avelo is the newest airline to join SRQ with direct flights to New Haven, Connecticut starting January 13. Allegiant just announced nonstop service to Akron/Canton, Ohio starting March 3, 2022. We also have one international nonstop flight with Air Canada to Toronto.
Rick Piccolo told members of the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority that not only is passenger growth soaring again, but it has also reached a trajectory he could never have imagined. In the first seven months of 2022, it is projected that SRQ will serve 2.5 million passengers, compared to 1.3 million in the same period of the 2020 pandemic year, and 1.3 million in the year before the arrival of the pandemic.
Work is now underway to expand the airport fuel farm to increase capacity to 290,000 gallons to serve all of the new flights.
Airport authority members recently approved the final draft of the airport master plan, which includes provisions for the addition of a concourse to help handle the airport’s growing business, adding space to the existing concourse to accommodate more concessions, consolidating the baggage handling system, consolidating the rental care facility and more.
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