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Business Observer Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 1 month ago

Airport sees 51% increase in passenger traffic

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Year-to-date passenger numbers are up 40% for Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

SARASOTA — Sarasota Bradenton International Airport passenger traffic set an all-time record for the month of September with 125,361 passengers traveling through the airport. 

Traffic for September 2019 was up 51% over September 2018, according to a press release. Year-to-date passenger numbers are up 40% with 1,396,001 passengers using the airport so far this year.

“We are excited to see our nineteenth straight month of passenger traffic growth at SRQ," says Sarasota Bradenton International Airport President and CEO Rick Piccolo in a statement. "With eleven new destinations starting service between now and the end of the year, we expect to continue this record-breaking growth over the next year."

Over the past year and a half, SRQ has added three new airlines — Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines and Sun Country. The 11 new destinations starting service between now and the end of the year include Washington Dulles (IAD) on United Airlines; Trenton (TTN) on Frontier Airlines; Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) on Sun Country Airlines; and Knoxville (TYS), Des Moines (DSM), Rockford (RFD), Flint (FNT), Fort Wayne (FWA), Louisville (SDF), St. Louis/Belview (BLV) and South Bend (SBN) on Allegiant Air.  

SRQ now has nine airlines providing nonstop service to 38 destinations. 

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