Happy Trails

Sarasota Finalizes Fares, Stops for Airport-to-Downtown Trolley

The service will launch by year’s end, with direct runs every 30 minutes between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport airport and seven hotel sites.

11/06/2023 By Eric Garwood/Community News Collaborative

Caviar Dreams

By Patrik Pettersson Is Now Open for Dinner Inside the Kompose Hotel

Chef Patrik Pettersson's menu will feature two tasting menu options.

10/12/2023 By Lauren Jackson


Who Says Nothing Happens in Sarasota in September?

Reports of September's slowness have been greatly exaggerated.



SRQ Airport to Close Ahead of Hurricane Idalia

The airport will close at 7 p.m. tonight, Aug. 29, and plans to reopen at 8 a.m. tomorrow, Aug. 30.

08/29/2023 By Staff

Wheels Up

SRQ Breaks Ground on Its New Five-Gate Terminal Expansion

The $73 million terminal will cover 75,300 square feet and include a four-lane security checkpoint and five boarding hold rooms with 970 seats. 

03/27/2023 By Staff

Off the Rails

A Train Carrying 30,000 Gallons of Propane Derailed Near SRQ Airport on Tuesday

What other harmful chemicals are coming through our area that we don’t know about?

03/01/2023 By Isaac Eger


SRQ Airport Reports 12 Percent Increase in Passengers Year Over Year

The 12-month activity through October 2022 totals 3,779,254 passengers, which is a 39 percent increase over the same period last year.

11/28/2022 By Staff

Hurricane Ian

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport to Close at 8 P.M. Tonight

If you're scheduled to fly today, airport officials recommend checking with your airline to confirm the latest information about your flight before coming to the airport.

09/27/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Selby Foundation CEO to Retire

Plus, the Hermitage names its new Curatorial Council members, Williams Parker will expand to Waterside Place and more.

08/15/2022 By Staff


SRQ Airport Reports Slight Dip in Flights, Passenger Numbers in June

Airport CEO Rick Piccolo attributes it to flight reductions due higher fuel prices, airline staffing shortages and fears of a recession.

07/18/2022 By Staff


SRQ Airport Continues to Report Passenger Growth

May 2022 saw an passenger increase of 57 percent year-over-year.

06/16/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

State Provides $5.5 Million for Aviation School at SRQ

Plus, New College receives a grant from the Department of Defense and Goodwill Manasota receives a grant for its GoodPartner Coach program.

06/13/2022 By Staff

Oh, the Places You'll Go

These Are All the Nonstop Destinations from SRQ

Bookmark this list for your next trip.

05/24/2022 By Staff


SRQ Passenger Growth Continued in April 2022

More than 386,000 passengers traveled through the airport in April, a 31 percent increase year-over-year.

05/12/2022 By Staff


Allegiant to Begin Nonstop Service to Minneapolis from SRQ

Flights will begin on Oct. 6, 2022.

05/06/2022 By Staff


SRQ Reports 1 Million Passengers in First Three Months of 2022

In 2022, the airport expects to break ground on over $150 million in construction projects, including a new five-gate terminal.

04/13/2022 By Staff


SRQ Airport Hosting Job Fair Today

The airport is growing rapidly and hiring for a variety of positions.

03/22/2022 By Staff


Public Relations Association to Discuss Tourism Partnerships

Featured speakers will include Erin Duggan, vice-president of Visit Sarasota County, and Rick Piccolo, president/CEO of SRQ Airport.

03/15/2022 By Staff


SRQ Airport Reports Highest-Ever February Passenger Travel

Last month, 340,465 passengers traveled through the airport, compared to 159,772 in February 2021.

03/14/2022 By Staff


SRQ Airport Starts 2022 With Record-Breaking Numbers

Last month, 302,189 passengers traveled through the airport—the most ever in January in the history of the airport.

02/11/2022 By Staff