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Southwest Airlines plans to add flights at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport

Posted at 3:16 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 15:16:39-05

Southwest Airlines announced plans to expand its Florida service by adding flights at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

The airline said they plan to start adding those flights in the first quarter of 2021.

Sarasota will be Southwest's 10th airport served in Florida and is the 10th airport in a list of new places to join the route map in the coming eight months.

"We'll arrive in Sarasota-Bradenton as Southwest marks 25 years of serving the Sunshine State. 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," Steve Goldberg, Southwest Airlines Senior Vice President of Operations and Hospitality said. "Locals who fly Southwest can also pair their preferred airline and airport, and get in the air faster with a shorter drive to SRQ."

Service details including the initial flight schedule and fares for Sarasota-Bradenton have not been announced yet.

"We are thrilled to welcome Southwest Airlines to the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). This is especially significant during these challenging times in aviation," Rick Piccolo, President, CEO of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport said. "Southwest's low fares and renowned customer service will provide the bi-county community, as well as our inbound visitors, with access to the vast network of destinations that Southwest Airlines serves."