Congrats to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport for paying off its terminal mortgage. However, as much as my family and I would love to utilize SRQ services, there is one show-stopping factor that no one seems to talk about or address -- ticket costs.
I would love to make the 15-minute drive to SRQ when I fly, but every flight I have looked at invariably costs hundreds of dollars more than at Tampa International.
So we make the nearly one-hour drive to Tampa.
I'd be willing to pay a few extra bucks for the convenience of flying out of SRQ, but $200-$300 a ticket just isn't worth it.