User avatar
Oceanic
Topic Author
Posts: 121
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:02 am

SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:37 pm

https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/2019 ... WM_JHAt5OI

It's amazing to see this kind of traffic growth at any airport in this size class, at least in North America.

Image
Last edited by Oceanic on Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 
ikramerica
Posts: 14897
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 9:33 am

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:46 pm

They had so many cuts from 2007 through the 2010 or so, they are finally getting back to where they were and then some. But via lcc vs. previous major network carriers.

When they get their afternoon IAH flight back, then I'll be amazed. AA adding DFW is nice but connections don't always work. Maybe they can retime that one a bit.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
 
MIflyer12
Posts: 5819
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:58 pm

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:56 pm

Oceanic wrote:
It's amazing to see this kind of traffic growth at any airport in this size class, at least in North America.


How so? It's fewer than 150K passengers a month. Big growth numbers off a small base are easy. There were probably 150K people passing thru ATL last month who experienced a soap dispenser that need to be refilled.
 
User avatar
Oceanic
Topic Author
Posts: 121
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:02 am

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:00 pm

ikramerica wrote:
When they get their afternoon IAH flight back, then I'll be amazed. AA adding DFW is nice but connections don't always work. Maybe they can retime that one a bit.


Anything is possible. Back in 1989 AA flew DFW-SRQ daily with a 727. Two flights a day to SRQ, one flight a day back to DFW. When you look at the December 1989 OAG, it's amazing to see how much things have changed.

http://www.departedflights.com/SRQ89p1.html
Last edited by Oceanic on Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 
User avatar
Oceanic
Topic Author
Posts: 121
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:02 am

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:02 pm

MIflyer12 wrote:
Oceanic wrote:
It's amazing to see this kind of traffic growth at any airport in this size class, at least in North America.


How so? It's fewer than 150K passengers a month. Big growth numbers off a small base are easy. There were probably 150K people passing thru ATL last month who experienced a soap dispenser that need to be refilled.


Please refer to the part where I said "in this size class". SRQ can hardly be compared to ATL.
 
bmartino99
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri May 18, 2018 7:57 pm

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:38 pm

Oceanic wrote:
ikramerica wrote:
When they get their afternoon IAH flight back, then I'll be amazed. AA adding DFW is nice but connections don't always work. Maybe they can retime that one a bit.


Anything is possible. Back in 1989 AA flew DFW-SRQ daily with a 727. Two flights a day to SRQ, one flight a day back to DFW. When you look at the December 1989 OAG, it's amazing to see how much things have changed.

http://www.departedflights.com/SRQ89p1.html



Crazy that they had a daily flight arrival from TPA back then. The current Skyway Bridge was opened in 89 and traffic wasn't bad back then, it was probably only a 45 minute drive from TPA to SRQ.
 
User avatar
Oceanic
Topic Author
Posts: 121
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:02 am

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:43 pm

bmartino99 wrote:
Crazy that they had a daily flight arrival from TPA back then. The current Skyway Bridge was opened in 89 and traffic wasn't bad back then, it was probably only a 45 minute drive from TPA to SRQ.


That's nothing. Check out February 1985!

http://www.departedflights.com/SRQ85p1.html
 
User avatar
Oceanic
Topic Author
Posts: 121
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:02 am

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:56 pm

Oceanic wrote:
ikramerica wrote:
When they get their afternoon IAH flight back, then I'll be amazed. AA adding DFW is nice but connections don't always work. Maybe they can retime that one a bit.


Anything is possible. Back in 1989 AA flew DFW-SRQ daily with a 727. Two flights a day to SRQ, one flight a day back to DFW. When you look at the December 1989 OAG, it's amazing to see how much things have changed.

http://www.departedflights.com/SRQ89p1.html


I think this was the last time SRQ had daily mainline service to IAH, but I could be wrong. Not sure how long this Continental 733 stuck around for:

http://www.departedflights.com/SRQ91p1.html
 
bmartino99
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri May 18, 2018 7:57 pm

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:02 pm

Oceanic wrote:
bmartino99 wrote:
Crazy that they had a daily flight arrival from TPA back then. The current Skyway Bridge was opened in 89 and traffic wasn't bad back then, it was probably only a 45 minute drive from TPA to SRQ.


That's nothing. Check out February 1985!

http://www.departedflights.com/SRQ85p1.html


Wow, I grew up in Sarasota but 85 was before my time. I remember the airport being relatively busy as I used to go watch planes as a kid during the early 90's across from the terminal and from the old terminal viewing area. I did my private training there as well.
 
User avatar
Oceanic
Topic Author
Posts: 121
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:02 am

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:11 pm

bmartino99 wrote:
Wow, I grew up in Sarasota but 85 was before my time. I remember the airport being relatively busy as I used to go watch planes as a kid during the early 90's across from the terminal and from the old terminal viewing area. I did my private training there as well.


I grew up in Sarasota as well. I can still remember being in the car when my mom would pick up or drop off my dad at the old terminal and I remember how big and modern the current terminal looked in comparison while it was under construction before it opened in 1989.

There's some great history on the airport up through the late 70's here:
https://www.sunshineskies.com/sarasota- ... -1979.html

And some more info on the archived page from the great 'Old Terminals' series here:
http://web.archive.org/web/200802262212 ... asota.html
 
727LOVER
Posts: 8405
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2001 12:22 am

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:25 pm

bmartino99 wrote:


Crazy that they had a daily flight arrival from TPA back then. The current Skyway Bridge was opened in 89 and traffic wasn't bad back then, it was probably only a 45 minute drive from TPA to SRQ.


correction...April,1987
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
airtrantpa
Posts: 248
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:53 am

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:28 pm

Oceanic wrote:
bmartino99 wrote:
Crazy that they had a daily flight arrival from TPA back then. The current Skyway Bridge was opened in 89 and traffic wasn't bad back then, it was probably only a 45 minute drive from TPA to SRQ.


That's nothing. Check out February 1985!

http://www.departedflights.com/SRQ85p1.html


Man I wish I lived in TPA back then a delta 727 to SRQ! That had to be what a 5 minute flight. Those were the days.
AVL my new Hometown airport! Farewell TPA
 
BojamDelta
Posts: 126
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:25 pm

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:30 pm

Been holidaying on Anna Maria Island every year for the past 30 years and as a kid in
the 90s always went to SRQ spotting. Those were the days b737-200s, md80s, b727s!
Nowadays I fly in via ATL purposely for the MD80 ride.
Glad to hear SRQ doing well
 
bmartino99
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri May 18, 2018 7:57 pm

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:08 pm

727LOVER wrote:
bmartino99 wrote:


Crazy that they had a daily flight arrival from TPA back then. The current Skyway Bridge was opened in 89 and traffic wasn't bad back then, it was probably only a 45 minute drive from TPA to SRQ.


correction...April,1987


Perhaps I worded that poorly, I meant that it was already opened. I wasn't around back then so I'm not sure how bad traffic actually was when the old system was reduced to one bridge. I wonder if it justified the 20 or so TPA to SRQ daily flights in 1985? Or were short hops in Florida just the norm during the 80's?
 
EastCoastWing
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:19 pm

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:52 pm

Now SRQ needs a photo with Allegiant, Frontier and the new gates in it!
Oceanic wrote:
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190816/sarasota-bradenton-airport-sees-record-traffic-growth-for-july?fbclid=IwAR13eDbV8i6eY_MWNBvAh7AYFytBtyybgpz2VpJrCy7gBva2jWM_JHAt5OI

It's amazing to see this kind of traffic growth at any airport in this size class, at least in North America.

Image
 
ikramerica
Posts: 14897
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 9:33 am

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:31 pm

Oceanic wrote:
bmartino99 wrote:
Crazy that they had a daily flight arrival from TPA back then. The current Skyway Bridge was opened in 89 and traffic wasn't bad back then, it was probably only a 45 minute drive from TPA to SRQ.


That's nothing. Check out February 1985!

http://www.departedflights.com/SRQ85p1.html

Back then there were still a lot of milk runs and one-stops. Regional jets weren’t available so if you had demand for 80 seats to TPA and 40 to SRQ, flying xxx-tpa-srq on a 72S or 757 was the answer. There wasnt going to be a lot of O&D TPA-SRQ. And back then you didn’t have to deplane if you didn’t feel like it. Same for a triangle like xxx-srq-rsw-xxx.

I was on one as a kid EWR-MSY-SHV. I was a UM and never left my seat until SHV. Now Delta would have funneled me through ATL instead with a connection.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
 
Dominion301
Posts: 2256
Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:48 pm

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:11 pm

Look at all the equally short SRQ-RSW flights too!

Wasn't there just a thread on SRQ pax traffic about a week ago?

I wonder if SRQ will break the 2 million pax barrier in 2019?
 
indywa
Posts: 134
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:25 am

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:28 pm

I spent every summer as a kid in SRQ. My uncle drove a cab after his full-time job and he'd just take me to the airport and I'd be there all day / evening. I got to enjoy the deck in the old terminal and running around in the new terminal. (I need to find all those old pics - the airstairs were always a thrill back then!).

Flew some interesting routings such as:

TW - MKE-STL-RSW-SRQ
UA - MKE-ORD-IAD-TPA-SRQ

Now I live in MCO and I'm thrilled to see this airport getting back service!
 
727LOVER
Posts: 8405
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2001 12:22 am

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:10 pm

indywa wrote:
I got to enjoy the deck in the old terminal and running around in the new terminal. (I need to find all those old pics - the airstairs were always a thrill back then!).


When you find them, post them HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/882412658488757/
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos