Punta Gorda, FL (July 25, 2019) – Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) is offering coupons and prizes for airport parking and concessions to encourage participation in its online air service destination survey through Aug. 31, 2019. The survey focuses on two areas of air service via PGD: intrastate and major U.S. hub destinations.
The survey, which can be found at www.FlyPGD.com/survey, asks potential and current PGD passengers to indicate where within Florida they would fly to from PGD at $200 each way, as well as how often, why, with how many people, which days and times of the week, and what times of the year. Survey options include Jacksonville, Destin, Palm Beach, Key West, Tallahassee and Fort Lauderdale.
The second part of the survey asks similar questions for major U.S. hub airports that could connect local passengers to international destinations through Atlanta, Charlotte, Denver, Newark, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Dallas.
“The data we collect will provide valuable insight we can share with potential new airline partners, as well as Allegiant,” said PGD’s CEO James Parish. “This information will help management build our case to grow the number of options beyond the 40-plus destinations Allegiant currently offers.”
Whether air travel is for business or pleasure, participants can preview the survey to help evaluate their air travel needs and wants before starting the survey so that it can be completed as quickly and accurately as possible. Participants who do not see their preferred airport as a predefined option will have an opportunity to type in their own answer toward the end of the survey.
“Participants should keep in mind that PGD is not currently, or planned to be, an international airport,” said Parish.
The first 200 participants who complete the survey with a valid email address will receive a coupon for a free 20 oz Zephyrhills bottled water valued at $2.99 or a large coffee valued at $3.29, redeemable at The Junction, which is located inside of the Bailey Terminal departures area. Each coupon will be redeemable September 2019 through September 2020. Additional prizes, including passes for a free week of airport parking and $20 gift certificates to The Junction, will be randomly awarded in September 2019 for up to 10 participants who complete the survey by Aug. 31, 2019.
“This is the first time we’ve launched an air service destination survey like this, so we are hoping to receive upwards of 500 completed surveys with the community’s help and engagement,” said PGD’s Marketing & Communications Manager Kaley Miller. “While we receive a lot of suggestions on social media, we need strong, quantifiable survey results to help us analyze and present our case in a more meaningful way to potential airline partners.”
Charlotte County Airport Authority employees are not eligible to win coupons or prizes.
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About Punta Gorda Airport
The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA), governed by five elected commissioners, owns and operates the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), located at 28000 Airport Road, five minutes off I-75, exits 161 and 164. PGD provides quick and easy access to Southwest Florida, and is home to air charters, medical transport services, aircraft maintenance and avionics repair, as well as flight schools, distributers and manufacturers. CCAA is a nontaxing entity and operates as an enterprise fund, totally supported by revenue generated from its operations including rental car concession, parking, fuel sales and hangar, building and land leases. A 2018 economic impact study by the FDOT estimated that PGD is responsible for 12,392 jobs and $1.275 billion in total economic output. For more information, visit www.flypgd.com.
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