At SRQ Business is Soaring with 37 Nonstop Destinations

Allegiant Airlines and SRQ announced Tuesday, September 13, that they will add an additional 8 nonstop
flights at SRQ beginning in November of 2019. The new destinations include, year-round service to
Knoxville, TN (TYS) and seasonal service to St. Louis/ Belleville, (BVL), Chicago/Rockford (RFD), Des
Moines, IA (DSM), Flint MI (FNT), Fort Wayne, IN (FWA), Louisville, KY (SDF) and South Bend, IN (SBN).
Traffic continues to increase at SRQ and was up 48.7% for the month of June over June 2018. The new
nonstop routes are expected to bring nearly 54, 000 passengers to the Sarasota/Bradenton area
annually.

“The success of Allegiant Air in the short time that they have been in our community has been a major
drive of that increase,” said airport president and CEO Rick Piccolo.
Allegiant alone has generated over 228,000 passengers and $138 million economic impact in our
community. In late 2018, ultra-low-cost carrier, Frontier also began service at SRQ and in 2019, legacy
carriers, United and American added flights. The additional service by all the carriers has not only made
fares more affordable but has also had a $309 million economic impact on our community.