Big news! Southwest Airlines has announced that they will be flying in and out of Sarasota-Bradenton Airport beginning in the first quarter of 2021. This is wonderful news for our area.
Passengers have been requesting to airport officials for many years to bring Southwest to the airport and now it is happening. It is the 10th airline that will be serving SRQ Airport.
From Steve Goldberg, Senior VP of Operations and Hospitality, Southwest Airlines- “Our customers who choose SRQ will land closer to their preferred beaches and business meetings, benefiting from our added investment in the growing region between our longtime cities of Tampa Bay and Ft. Myers. Locals who fly Southwest can also pair their preferred airline and airport, and get in the air faster, with a shorter drive to SRQ.”
Flights are scheduled to begin on February 14. For more information visit Southwest’s website.
Initially, there will be four destinations-
Sarasota – Baltimore/Washington (BWI): three daily flights
Sarasota – Chicago Midway (MDW): two daily flights
Sarasota – Houston Hobby (HOU): one daily flight
Sarasota – Nashville (BNA): two daily flights
Current airlines served at SRQ Airport-
Sun Country Airlines
About SRQ Airport from the website– Everything about Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is designed for your convenience. Our spacious terminal allows you to move about smoothly and easily, without stress or hurry. Airline ticketing, baggage claim, and other services are steps away from the main concourse, and both the short and long-term parking lots are adjacent to the main terminal. Check-in lines at SRQ are much shorter than at mega-airports, and there are no long lines of planes stacked up for take-off or landing. You’ll appreciate these advantages as you fly right through our easy, convenient terminal. Whether you are arriving or departing for pleasure, business, or both, thank you for choosing us!
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