News Releases

News Releases
News Releases 2018-08-30T08:48:10+00:00

Summary of August News Coverage

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources throughout the month of August 2018. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: PDF Version Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Summary of Articles in the Charlotte Sun: PDF Version

Allegiant Announces 4 New Destinations

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Aug. 21, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces the start of new service to Fort Myers / 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 [...]

PGD Surpasses One Million Passengers in 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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]

Allegiant Launches Service to Nashville with Fares as Low as $41

Punta Gorda, FL (June 7, 2018) — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today launches new nonstop service from Nashville, Tennessee to southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). To celebrate, the company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new route for as low as $41.* “We’re [...]

Punta Gorda Airport Sees Continued Passenger Growth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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