Travel Tip: Arrive 2 Hours Early for Morning Flights


PGD is an originating airport for Allegiant, which means an average of eight flights depart within a two-hour window each morning. That's why airport management, and Allegiant, recommend you arrive two hours early for morning flights if you need to check your luggage. If you're wondering how busy the airport will be, just check the Departures page to gauge how many people will be at the airport at the same time you are. Return to PGD BUZZ

Travel Tip: Arrive 2 Hours Early for Morning Flights2021-05-18T13:54:56-04:00

TSA PreCheck Mobile Enrollment Returning to PGD in June 2021


PUNTA GORDA, FL (updated April 23, 2021) – The IdentoGo TSA Pre✓®  Mobile RV will be coming to Punta Gorda Airport from Tuesday, June 1st through Friday, June 11th, 2021. The Mobile Enrollment Center will be located in the in the short-term parking lot across from the Snack Shack. TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience. For TSA Pre✓® travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. Today, TSA Pre✓® has more than 450 lanes at 200+ U.S. airports. [...]

TSA PreCheck Mobile Enrollment Returning to PGD in June 20212021-05-24T12:50:06-04:00

A Piece of History Flies Away


Published in the Charlotte Sun on April 17, 2021 When this plane first flew, it was only 30 years after the Wright brothers proved human flight possible. But the 1933 Stinson Reliant stopped flying probably around 1950, say its renovators here at the Punta Gorda Airport. In late March, it took off again finally — the man who bought it being the first to try it out. He was impressed, and then flew it to his home in Indiana. “The new owner came and put the wings on and flew away,” said Al Boynton, the man who bought the plane [...]

A Piece of History Flies Away2021-04-19T15:29:26-04:00

Traffic Advisory – Golf Course Boulevard Closures


Closure Between Henry and Challenger Punta Gorda, Fla. (April 15, 2021) – The portion of Golf Course Boulevard between Henry Street and Challenger Boulevard is scheduled for the following closures: Single southbound lane closure on April 20 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on April 21 Entire road closure (both lanes) April 26 through June 4 This temporary closure is required for the construction of Punta Gorda Airport’s new General Aviation Center. Detour signs will instruct drivers to use Piper Road as an alternate route for traveling to and from Punta Gorda Airport. Advanced warning signs and flaggers will be [...]

Traffic Advisory – Golf Course Boulevard Closures2021-04-15T15:05:13-04:00

Don’t Feed Wildlife


PRINTABLE FLYER Help us keep aircraft safe by not attracting wildlife to PGD. Do not encourage wildlife by feeding or leaving food for them. Bird strikes can cause significant damage to aircraft and lead to life-threatening incidents. In fact, feeding wildlife is illegal in Florida. Learn more about Punt Gorda Airport's (PGD) Wildlife Hazard Management Plan and how you can help. DID YOU KNOW? Birds gathering near or on airports can become victims of bird-aircraft collisions, potentially causing flight delays, damage to aircraft, and loss of human life. According to the FAA, wildlife-aircraft strikes have resulted in the [...]

Don’t Feed Wildlife2021-04-14T11:19:44-04:00

Airport Authority Launches Interactive Map


GIS Parcel Viewer Shows Land Available for Lease Punta Gorda, FL (March 8, 2021) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) has launched an interactive map for PGD AviEx to help streamline commercial and aviation development on airport land. The interactive GIS map was developed to help businesses identify parcels at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) most suitable for their development needs. All of the parcels available for lease, whether airside or landside, are in the Interstate Airport Park and enjoy business-friendly ECAP zoning guidelines. “We are excited to launch this interactive tool to help planners, developers and investors who are considering a Southwest Florida [...]

Airport Authority Launches Interactive Map2021-03-09T09:37:04-05:00

“View from the Tower” Now Online


2020 Annual Summary While 2020 has been a challenging year, PGD has forged ahead with airport improvements and passenger enhancements. Be sure to check out our interactive PDF for a high-level summary of last year's operations, projects, finances, marketing and future developments – complete with photos, graphics and links for those that want to take a deeper dive. We appreciate all our airport stakeholders' continued engagement and support of our mission; serving the community and business through aviation. Return to PGD BUZZ

“View from the Tower” Now Online2021-03-01T12:06:50-05:00
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