Sarasota-Bradenton Airport getting more flights to Chicago for Christmas

August 19, 2013 

A United aircraft rolls through sprays of water from fire trucks to Gate B12 at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport where United will be adding flights. TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE/Bradenton Herald

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SARASOTA - Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport will double the number of daily flights going to and from Chicago this holiday season on United Airlines, officials announced Monday.

United will add twice-daily flights to and from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and SRQ from Dec. 19 through Jan. 6.

A nonstop flight to O'Hare is now offered once a day.

United began the SRQ-Chicago flight service in November, the first time the airline had flown to and from the Sarasota-Bradenton airport in 17 years.

"It is great to see United Airlines add flights to SRQ for the upcoming holidays based upon strong demand to and from Chicago," said Frederick "Rick" Piccolo, president and chief operating officer of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. "We view this as a positive step and are hopeful this could lead to additional service increases in the winter schedule."

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