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United Airlines will add nonstop service to Denver at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport for spring break 2019.
The service will be operated Saturdays only from March 9 – March 30, 2019. United will operate an Airbus A320 aircraft, which holds 150 passengers. Tickets are now on sale.
“We are excited to see United Airlines offer nonstop service to Denver over spring break. This new west-bound service will provide quick and easy access to our beautiful beaches and allow those in our local community the opportunity to access Denver and the great snow skiing available in the Rockies or to connect to other destinations beyond,“ said Rick Piccolo, SRQ president and chief executive officer.
The Denver flight will be the most westerly destination offered at SRQ.
“For the first time in well over a decade we have new flights going west,” Piccolo said. “This is another barrier that we have had.”
Depending on how well the SRQ to Denver nonstop works out, United could decide to expand the service, Picccolo said.
The new service will complement United’s existing year-round daily nonstop service to Chicago and Newark.
Last week, Allegiant Air announced it will expand its destinations from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport by adding nine new cities, primarily in the east and the Midwest.
SRQ now has eight airlines and, with Denver, 26 nonstop destinations.