Business is up at Sarasota Bradenton airport. Right here are the new flights coming in 2021

Jan. 15—MANATEE — Holiday getaway vacation assisted elevate passenger site visitors at Sarasota Bradenton Intercontinental Airport by 12 % in December, when compared to a thirty day period earlier, capping a 12 months dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With as several as 40 arriving and departing flights every day all through the vacations, there were 119,114 passengers in December, compared to 106,195 in November.

A calendar year-to-calendar year comparison, however, displays the continuing influence of the pandemic. For the month, passenger site visitors at SRQ was 52 % of what it was in December 2019, when there had been 228,015 passengers.

Conclusion-of-yr figures exhibit airport passenger visitors was down 37% with 1,236,986 travellers, compared to 1,966,950 travellers in 2019.

“For 2020, COVID-19 brought many worries to the airport and airline market. SRQ commenced the 12 months with report-breaking growth, only to see website traffic slow to considerably less than 10,000 travellers for the month of April. Our parking a lot went from getting up to 2,000 autos parked for each day to considerably less than 50,” Rick Piccolo, the airport’s president and CEO, explained in a push release.

To cope with the pandemic, SRQ implemented stepped-up cleaning and protection steps and expedited development jobs that would have been challenging to finish all through a busier time. Among the those people projects: repaving small and very long-term parking plenty, redesigning the screening checkpoint and accelerating airfield development projects.

“With a shift in need from small business to leisure tourists, we labored carefully with Go to Sarasota County and the Bradenton Area Conference and Guests Bureau to market our destination and advertise our pristine seashores, outdoor actions, and heat weather conditions local weather. We communicated these attributes with our existing airways and new airways that had been not presently serving our airport. This resulted in the fruits of new routes, destinations, and the addition of Southwest Airways who will start out provider at SRQ upcoming month,” Piccolo reported.

Long run scheduled support that is at the moment loaded in the airline reservation method exhibits an improve in seats into and out of SRQ to be at amounts in the vicinity of pre-COVID.

“With the vaccine now becoming dispersed around the world, and SRQ now giving provider on 10 airlines to 43 destinations, we are hopeful that 2021 will be a a lot far better calendar year for the two the airport and the neighborhood,” Piccolo reported.

Flights starting off soon:

— Feb. 6, Philadelphia, Frontier (returning seasonal company)

— Feb. 6 Chicago O’Hare, Frontier (returning seasonal company)

— Feb. 11, Houston Intercontinental, United (new assistance)

— Feb. 13 Denver, United (returning seasonal support)

— Feb. 14 Baltimore-Washington, Southwest (new support)

— Feb. 14 Chicago Midaway, Southwest (new company)

— Feb. 14 Houston Hobby, Southwest (new support)

— Feb. 14 Nashville, Southwest (new assistance)

— March 6 Trenton, N.J., Frontier (returning seasonal services)

— March 13 Columbus, Ohio, Southwest (new seasonal support)

— March 13 Indianapolis, Southwest (new seasonal provider)

— Mar. 13 Pittsburgh, Southwest (new seasonal provider)

— May possibly 27 Peoria, Ill., Allegiant (new seasonal provider)

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