Another airline will start to offer nonstop daily flights from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport to New York LaGuardia starting Dec. 15.
Delta Air Lines will offer those daily flights, , the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority announced Tuesday.
Delta's existing flights from SRQ to LaGuardia includes layovers in either Atlanta or Detroit.
“With our new service between Sarasota Bradenton and New York-LaGuardia, our customers will enjoy convenient access to the preferred airport for travelers flying to and from New York,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s managing director – domestic network planning in a statement. “And thanks to our new domestic hub at LaGuardia, Delta customers flying to LaGuardia can take advantage of convenient one-stop service to destinations throughout the Northeastern U.S. and beyond.”
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SRQ President and CEO Fredrick Piccolo also said he's "delighted with the announcement."
“The commitment and partnership we have with Delta, our largest carrier has never been stronger," Piccolo said. "We look forward to a very exciting fall and winter with Delta and working very hard to ensure great success with all the increased capacity Delta is bringing to SRQ.”
Flights will leave SRQ to LaGuardia at 12:45 p.m. and arrive 3:45 p.m. in New York.
Flights from LaGuardia will depart at 8:45 a.m. and arrive in Sarasota at noon.
As of Tuesday night, a flight from SRQ to LaGuardia on Dec. 15 in economy class sells for $309.60 through Delta. A return flight on Dec. 17 sells for the same price. The same nonstop flight from Tampa costs $219.60.
This is the third additional service announcement SRQ Airport has made this year, after the JetBlue addition and Nov. 4, which made up for the loss of AirTran's service to Chicago. Service to another AirTran destination, Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, has not been replaced yet.
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