Sarasota’s airport is looking to expand its international offerings. The facility has begun a series of upgrades to lure overseas flights.
More than a half-million people used the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport last year. But virtually all of them traveled domestically. During its busiest time, just a single plane arrives from Canada each day. Airport president Frederick Piccolo says they’d like to attract visitors with non-stop flights from the United Kingdom and Germany. He hopes they can...
“Find someone who wants to start with a flight a week during the heavy season and do some charters. And if we can build on that, we’re hoping to get to the point where maybe we have one or two overseas charters a week during the prime season. We think that would be a successful endeavor into that market.”
The Sarasota airport will begin a two-million dollar customs area upgrade in December.
Monday, 10 October 2005 01:00