Why You Should Fly Through SRQ
You’ll want to savor every minute of your vacation to the Bradenton Area, and flying to the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) means spending less time lingering in long lines and more time basking in the Florida sun. And with 55 routes (and counting), dozens of new destinations and the addition of new, traveler-favorite airlines, now is a better time than ever to fly through SRQ.
You’ll Fly Through SRQ
Flying to SRQ brings all of the convenience of a larger airports with none of the hassle: fewer lines, easy baggage claim, and stress-free rental car access. Located minutes away from the beaches of Anna Maria Island and the excitement of downtown Bradenton, you’ll literally breeze through on your way to start your vacation!
All of the Familiar Airlines (and some new ones!)
If you haven’t flown through SRQ recently you’re missing out. The Bradenton Area’s own home airport has been hard at work adding dozens of non-stop routes on all of your favorite airlines. Just last year Southwest Airlines added over 15 new routes directly to SRQ ranging from major cities like Chicago and Washington, D.C. to smaller regional airports like Columbus, OH and Grand Rapids, MI.
Looking for easy routes from New England? The most recent addition to the SRQ family is Avelo Airlines, who started non-stop service from the Bradenton Area to New Haven, CT just in time for visitors to get out of the New England winter and feel the warm Florida sun.
With numerous daily flights, SRQ boasts nonstop service to (and from!) most major US cities, including many smaller regional airports. Chances are there’s a flight from your closest airport, adding that extra convenience to your spectacular Bradenton Area getaway!
Smaller Airport, Big Service
What makes flying SRQ convenient is the perfect size of the facility, which means easy access to everything, both inside and outside of the airport. With all of the amenities and services you’d expect of larger airports and none of the hassle, you’ll learn why locals choose SRQ. Grab your morning coffee at Starbucks before takeoff, a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants, or that unique souvenir at the gift shop. Are you arriving to start your dream vacation? Baggage claim is only a short walk away—and rental cars are only a few of steps away from where you just grabbed your bags!
The distinct, local flavor of SRQ is everywhere you look. Need one last taste of the ocean? Gaze through the glass at the colorful tropical fish that call the 6,000-gallon saltwater aquarium home. Have a question about our destination or the airport? Look for a friendly ambassador – they are the smiling volunteers wearing a distinctive green blazer. Searching for some local inspiration? Artwork from renown local and student artists is on display throughout the terminal.
The Fun Continues
Traveling to the Bradenton Area is only part of the fun. With nonstop flights across the US and to Canada, you’ll find that flying to—and through—SRQ is a breeze! But don’t forget, there’s so much more to see and do while you’re here.