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Sarasota Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2010 10 years ago

New airline targets SRQ

by: Robin Roy City Editor

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport officials expect to hear at the end of April whether the airport will add another airline to its roster.

German-based Condor Airlines is considering a twice-per-week non-stop flight between Sarasota and Frankfurt, Germany.

“It would be a great thing for the community,” said Rick Piccolo, SRQ’s president and CEO. “It would have a $50 million impact on the community.”

Condor mainly serves European cities, but has flights to Ft. Lauderdale and the Orlando area. Piccolo believes the airline wants to add a destination on Florida’s West Coast.

If Condor chooses Sarasota, flights on its 767 airplanes would begin in March 2011.

Contact Robin Roy at [email protected].

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