Southwest Airlines adds Seasonal Service to Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
 and 2nd Daily Flight to Chicago, IL (MDW)

Southwest Airlines has added seasonal nonstop service between the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) and Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE).   The service between SRQ and MKE will begin April 17, 2021 and is scheduled for Saturdays only through May 8, 2021.  In addition to the new MKE service, a 2nd daily flight to Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) will be added starting March 11 and will go through May 7, 2021.

Southwest Airlines started service at SRQ on February 14th with year-round service to Baltimore/Washington, MD (BWI), Chicago, IL (MDW), Nashville, TN (BNA), and Houston, TX (HOU).   Year-round service to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will start on March 11, 2021, seasonal service to Columbus, OH (CMH), Indianapolis, IN (IND), and Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) will start on March 13, 2021, and seasonal service to Milwaukee, WI (MKE) will start on April 17, 2021.  These 9 destinations are currently available to book online at

“It is exciting to see Southwest Airlines continue to add service at SRQ.  The Milwaukee destination is a high-demand destination that has done well in the past.  The initial community support for Southwest service has been strong and we hope this will continue to result in increased service in the future.  We are also happy to see that a 2nd daily flight will be added between SRQ and Chicago during our peak season.  Having an additional flight frequency will provide passengers more choices when planning their travels,” stated Rick Piccolo, President, CEO of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

SRQ currently has 10 airlines providing nonstop service to 45 destinations.  The following are upcoming service start dates:

Mar. 11 Atlanta, GA (ATL) Southwest              (new year-round service)
Mar. 13 Columbus, OH (CMH) Southwest        (new seasonal service)
Mar. 13 Indianapolis, IN (IND) Southwest         (new seasonal service)
Mar. 13 Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) Southwest            (new seasonal service)
April 17 Milwaukee, WI (MKE) Southwest         (new seasonal service)
May 27 Peoria, IL (PIA) Allegiant                        (new seasonal service)
May 28 Concord, NC (USA) Allegiant                 (new seasonal service)