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News Releases 2019-03-12T17:02:08+00:00

PGD Awarded $6 Million Federal Grant

November 22nd, 2019|

FAA Grant to Fund General Aviation Apron PUNTA GORDA, FL (Nov. 22, 2019) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority will be receiving $6 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for construction of a new general aviation (GA) apron on the north side of the Punta Gorda [...]

PGD Wins Statewide Recognition for Marketing

November 20th, 2019|

Airport Honored with Flagler Award at Florida Tourism Forum PUNTA GORDA, FL (Nov. 20, 2019) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority is proud to announce statewide recognition for Punta Gorda Airport’s public relations and marketing efforts in collaboration with its agency partner, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and [...]

AeroGuard Now Offering Flight Training at PGD

November 20th, 2019|

News Release Provided by AeroGuard AeroGuard Flight Training Center Expands Into Florida, Opens New Punta Gorda Flight School AeroGuard Flight Training Center, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, proudly announces the opening of its 5th campus, located at the Punta Gorda Airport in Charlotte County, Florida. For AeroGuard, this marks its [...]

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service to Richmond, VA

November 12th, 2019|

 News Release Provided by Allegiant:  ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NEW NONSTOP SERVICE TO PUNTA GORDA WITH ONE-WAY FARES AS LOW AS $65* PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Nov. 12, 2019 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces service to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), from Richmond, Virginia via Richmond International Airport (RIC) beginning Feb. 13, [...]

Enroll in TSA PreCheck at PGD December 9-20, 2019

November 4th, 2019|

TSA Pre✓® Mobile Enrollment Event December 9-20, 2019 Monday Dec. 9 – Thursday Dec. 19, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Saturday & Sunday), and on Friday Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 28000 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda, FL [...]

Nonstop, Low-cost Flights to Traverse City Begin Today

October 17th, 2019|

 News Release Provided by Allegiant:  ALLEGIANT KICKS OFF NEW NONSTOP SERVICE TO TRAVERSE CITY WITH ROUND-TRIP FARES AS LOW AS $69 EACH WAY* PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Oct. 17, 2019 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) begins service today from Punta Gorda to Traverse City, Michigan. To celebrate, the company is offering [...]

News Release – New Ground Transportation at PGD

October 1st, 2019|

Gulf Coast Car Service Announced as Preferred Partner Punta Gorda, FL (Oct. 1, 2019) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority is pleased to announce Gulf Coast Car Service as the preferred provider of ground transportation at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) beginning today. Gulf Coast Car Service (Gulf Coast) has [...]

News Release – PGD Expands Food Options

September 30th, 2019|

Food Truck Fall Launches in October 2019  Punta Gorda, FL (Sept. 30, 2019) – Punta Gorda Airport’s (PGD) passengers and local residents can experience a variety of new food options this October with the launch of Food Truck Fall. Each upcoming Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday a new food [...]

Air Service Destination Survey – Initial Results Are In!

September 12th, 2019|

Preliminary Survey Results 1,341 people participated in PGD's Air Service Destination Survey between July 25 and Sept. 4, 2019. Of the initial 200 participants that provided email address, 63 of them have claimed their coupon for a free coffee or bottled water. Additional prizes for free parking and gift [...]

Enroll in TSA PreCheck at PGD December 9-20, 2019

September 3rd, 2019|

TSA Pre✓® Mobile Enrollment Event December 9-20, 2019 Monday Dec. 9 – Thursday Dec. 19, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Saturday & Sunday), and on Friday Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 28000 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda, FL [...]

Call for Food Truck Vendors

September 3rd, 2019|

Bring your food truck to the passengers and staff at the Bailey Terminal on Saturdays all day, or on Sundays through Fridays from 1:30 p.m. into evenings. We are accepting applications for a limited time period at no cost to vendors. LEARN MORE Return to PGD BUZZ [...]

PGD Launches Air Service Destination Survey

July 25th, 2019|

Participants Eligible for Airport Coupons & Prizes   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 [...]

FAA Expands Opportunities for Safe Drone Operations

July 23rd, 2019|

Read PGD's Airspace Incursion Safety Notice This news release was provided by the FAA: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) beginning on July 23 will expand the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system to include recreational flyers. This action will significantly increase the ability of drone pilots to gain [...]

Air Show November 1-3, 2019

July 12th, 2019|

Visit the Florida International Air Show's website or call 1-833-PGD-FIAS for more information. Friday November 1, 2019: Gates open at 5:00 pm. Performances from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm. Saturday November 2, 2019: The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be performing. Gates open at 9:00 am. Performances from 12:00 pm-3:30 pm. Sunday November 3, 2019: The [...]

PGD Ranked Among North America’s Airport Leaders

June 6th, 2019|

PGD Tops Low-Cost Collaborators List L to R: OAG's Mark Mattio, PGD's COO Ron Mallard, OAG's Stephen Leonard Punta Gorda, FL (June 6, 2019) – OAG, the world’s leading provider of travel data and insight, revealed its North America’s Airport Leaders 2019 report on June 4, 2019. With [...]

PGD’s Economic Impact Surpasses $1 Billion

April 11th, 2019|

New FDOT Study Follows Another Record-Breaking Month of Passenger Traffic Punta Gorda, FL (April 11, 2019) – Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) new Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study values Punta Gorda Airport’s (PGD) total economic impact (output) at $1,275,088,000. FDOT’s profile on PGD attributes more than $100 million in [...]

PGD Announces New “Flybrary” at the Bailey Terminal

February 26th, 2019|

Charlotte County Library System Partnership offers Free Books to Passengers Punta Gorda, FL (Feb. 26, 2019) – Passengers flying through Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) can now take, borrow or trade a book for free at the Bailey Terminal near baggage claim. The PGD Flybrary partnership with the Charlotte County [...]

Combined Public Workshop & Hearing is March 5

February 5th, 2019|

Punta Gorda Airport Five-Year Capital Improvement Program DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 Open House: 4 - 5:30 p.m. Public Hearing: 5:30 p.m. Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center 75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Proposed Airport Improvements: The proposed improvements, collectively referred to in the [...]

State of the Airport Presentation

January 17th, 2019|

CEO's Presentation Now Online PGD's CEO James W. Parish, P.E. delivered his "State of the Airport" presentation at the Charlotte County Airport Authority Board Meeting on Jan. 17, 2019.  Click here to view a pdf of the presentation. Return to PGD BUZZ

PGD’s FBO Earns Spot on Premiere Safety Map

January 10th, 2019|

Recognized for Best Practices in Aircraft Fueling, Service & Ground Handling Punta Gorda, FL (January 10, 2019) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) has achieved NATA Safety 1st qualified status in the last quarter of 2018 and is now listed [...]

Punta Gorda Airport Ends 2018 With Significant Accomplishments

January 8th, 2019|

Year-End Passenger Traffic Up 22% Punta Gorda, FL (January 8, 2019) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) has announced the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) passenger count for 2018 totaled 1,577,164. This is a 21.95% increase in passenger traffic for 2018 compared with 1,293,337 total passengers in 2017. For [...]

Allegiant Launches Nonstop Service to Albany from PGD

December 13th, 2018|

News Release provided by Allegiant:  PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Dec. 13, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today launches new nonstop service from Albany, New York to Punta Gorda. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new route for as low [...]

Opportunity for Stakeholder Review – New GA Center

December 12th, 2018|

New General Aviation Center Project VIEW CIVIL SITE PLAN CONCEPT (PDF) VIEW FLOOR PLAN CONCEPT (PDF) OPPORTUNITY FOR STAKEHOLDER REVIEW WHEN:          December 13, 2018, Open from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.WHERE:        Charlotte County Airport Authority Board Meeting Room, Building 313, 7375 Utilities Road, Punta Gorda, [...]

Tenant Touchdown – Flight Fast Track is Now at PGD

November 19th, 2018|

Join us in welcoming David Schall and Craig Scully of Flight Fast Track to the PGD family.   Flight Fast Track (FFT) is one of the only accelerated flight training schools in the state of Florida.  They offer a 3-week accelerated private pilot course, along with accelerated courses in instrument [...]

Allegiant Kicks off 3 New Routes from PGD!

November 19th, 2018|

News Release provided by Allegiant:  PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Nov. 14, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) this week begins new service to Fort Myers / Punta Gorda from three new cities: Appleton, Wisconsin; Omaha, Nebraska and Syracuse, New York. To celebrate, the company, known for its [...]

Big Thanks to 75th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors!

November 15th, 2018|

We'd like to extend many thanks to our 75th Anniversary Celebration host Air Trek  and wonderful sponsors Southwest Engineering & Design, Inc, Farr Law Firm, Eastern Aviation Fuels, AECOM and Kimley-Horn. We look forward to continuing our great partnerships and new opportunities in the years ahead. Return to PGD BUZZ

Notice to Aviation Community – TFR for October 31

October 22nd, 2018|

Please see this important PDF regarding the temporary flight restriction (TFR) effective for all PGD operations EXCEPT commercial scheduled service and anyone on a flight plan. No flight training or local flights during this time: October 31 from 5:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. local time. Return to PGD BUZZ [...]

PGD Holds Coin Treasure Hunt Contest Oct. 1-10, 2018

October 1st, 2018|

Punta Gorda, FL (October 1, 2018) – Local residents and visitors are encouraged to participate in PGD’s 75th Anniversary Coin Treasure Hunt Contest being held online and at hidden locations in Charlotte County Oct. 1-10, 2018. Participants can submit entries to win travel getaways at  [...]

Allegiant Celebrates 40 Million to Florida with Surprise Refund

September 27th, 2018|

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Sept. 27, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today is celebrating its continued success in Florida and more than 40 million travelers transported through The Sunshine State by giving everyone on Flight 1305 from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) a refund for [...]

Allegiant Announces 4 New Destinations

August 21st, 2018|

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Aug. 21, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces the start of new service to Punta Gorda, Florida with four new nonstop routes from: Albany, New York; Appleton, Wisconsin; Omaha, Nebraska; and Syracuse, New York. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new [...]

PGD Surpasses One Million Passengers in 2018

August 10th, 2018|

Punta Gorda, FL (Aug. 10, 2018) – In the first seven months of 2018, Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) has already surpassed the one million-passenger threshold. 2018’s one millionth passenger, as well as the six millionth passenger since commercial service commenced in 2007, travelled through PGD in July. “This is another [...]

FDOT Road Watch Advisory

August 9th, 2018|

CHARLOTTE COUNTY   I-75 from N. Jones Loop Road (exit 161) to US 17 (exit 164): Construction project: Work continues to widen approximately four miles of the interstate from four to six lanes and widen the bridges over N. Jones Loop Road (exit #161) and Marion Avenue/Riverside Drive/Seminole Gulf Railway.  [...]

CEO Column – Relationship with Allegiant is Fruitful

July 23rd, 2018|

Column by Punta Gorda Airport CEO James W. Parish, P.E. CHARLOTTE SUN (July 23, 2018) – Record- breaking passenger numbers. New air service destinations. Streamlined roadway connections to U.S. 17. People are talking about Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), what it means to us now and what it means for our [...]

PGD Seeking Consultant for General Aviation Terminal Facility

July 3rd, 2018|

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) NO. 2018-002 NEW GENERAL AVIATION TERMINAL FACILITY CHARLOTTE COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY The Charlotte County Airport Authority (hereinafter, referred to as the Authority) is requesting qualifications from all interested and qualified firms to provide Professional Engineering Consultant Services for the New General Aviation Terminal Facility Project (hereinafter, [...]

Punta Gorda Airport is Giving Away Free Coffee July 1-7

June 27th, 2018|

PUNTA GORDA, FL (June 27, 2018) – As an incentive to arrive at the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) early, passengers on morning flights departing July 1-7 may get a free large coffee or 20 oz bottled spring water. The first 100 passengers each morning that clear security screening by 5:30 [...]

Busy PGD soars by SRQ

June 9th, 2018|

CHARLOTTE SUN (June 9, 2018) - By DANIEL SUTPHIN, STAFF WRITER Punta Gorda Airport ranked No. 11 in a listing of the busiest airports in Florida for 2017, beating out Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport which ranked No. 12. PGD was reported to have just over 1.29 million arriving and departing passengers in [...]

Punta Gorda Airport Sees Continued Passenger Growth

May 7th, 2018|

Punta Gorda, FL (May 7, 2018) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces the passenger count for April 2018 was 147,871. This is a 22.45% increase in passenger traffic for April 2018 compared with April 2017, when there were 120,764 passengers. In April 2018 there were 80,621 departing passengers [...]

Punta Gorda Airport Surpasses Monthly Passenger Record

April 11th, 2018|

Punta Gorda, FL (April 11, 2018) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces that March 2018 was the busiest month in the history of the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), which experienced a 36.07% increase in commercial passenger traffic over March 2017. At 192,947 total Allegiant passengers, PGD’s March 2018 [...]

PGD Announces NATA Formation Clinic April 2 – 9, 2018

April 2nd, 2018|

PUNTA GORDA, FL (April 2, 2018) –  The North American Training Association (NATA) will be hosting a flying formation clinic at the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) April 2 - 9, 2018. PGD will welcome approximately 30 pilots flying T-6 Texan aircraft – the most common trainer plane based here at [...]

Sunseeker Resort Deserves Support

March 21st, 2018|

Letter to the Editor by Punta Gorda Airport CEO James W. Parish, P.E. CHARLOTTE SUN (March 21, 2018) –  As the CEO of the Punta Gorda Airport, I’m proud of our partnership with Allegiant and the positive impacts it has spurred.  Allegiant has consistently grown its commercial flight offerings, invested in [...]

Tips for Less-Stress Airline Travel

March 5th, 2018|

Column by Punta Gorda Airport CEO James W. Parish, P.E. CHARLOTTE SUN (March 5, 2018) - This year is an exciting year for the Punta Gorda Airport. In fact, the airport will be celebrating its 75th year in existence since the Army Air Corps activated the Punta Gorda Army Airfield in [...]

Punta Gorda Airport to Present Master Plan Update

January 17th, 2018|

Punta Gorda, FL (Jan. 17, 2018) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces its final Master Plan Update presentation will be held on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at 5 p.m. in the Myakka River Room at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda. The Master Plan [...]

Punta Gorda Airport Announces New Marketing & Communications Manager

January 16th, 2018|

PUNTA GORDA, FL (Jan. 12, 2018) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces that Kaley R. Miller has joined the Punta Gorda Airport as its Marketing & Communications Manager. Kaley will assist the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in a variety of airport marketing initiatives, public outreach and communications functions [...]

PGD Passenger Count Year End 2017

January 11th, 2018|

Punta Gorda Airport Year-End Passenger Traffic Up 15.65%   Punta Gorda, FL (January 10, 2018) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces the Punta Gorda Airport passenger count for 2017 was 1,293,337. This is a 15.65% increase in passenger traffic for 2017 compared with 1,118,303 passengers in 2016. For [...]

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