BRADENTON, FL — It will soon be easier to get to and from the nation’s capital from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
SRQ announced Wednesday that United Airlines plans to add twice daily nonstop service to Washington Dulles International Airport.
"The service between SRQ and IAD will begin on Oct. 27, 2019 using Embraer 175 jet aircraft," airport officials said.
SRQ President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Piccolo said he was delighted to add Dulles to the airport’s growing network of 29 destinations.
"This new service will provide our customers more choices when traveling to or from the U.S. capital region, and provides three international gateways on United when coupled with existing service to Chicago and Newark,” Piccolo explained.
Airport officials said SRQ has experienced a 38% increase in travelers to start the year prior to Wednesday’s announcement.
The flight times for the Dulles flights were selected around peak international travel times, according to airport officials.
Fights to Dulles will depart SRQ at 9:30 a.m. and 1:33 p.m. with arrival times of 11:45 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. respectively.
Flights to SRQ will depart Dulles at 8:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. with arrival times in Florida of 10:55 a.m. and 7:55 p.m. respectively.
Travelers to Washington, D.C. should allow more time to get from Dulles than they would from Ronald Reagan National Airport though both airports are located in the northern Virginia suburbs.
See the following links for additional information on ground transportation options from Dulles: