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Holiday Travel Tips & Reminders

2020-01-10T10:09:31-05:00

Keep Your Spirits Bright! Arrive Two Hours Before Your Flight. Holiday travel time is finally here. But do not worry, you have nothing to fear.  Just be forewarned of what may be; loads of extra passengers and luggage to see!  PGD staff is on the double, so here are some tips to keep you out of trouble:   If parking lots are filling up, we’ll have discount grass lots and shuttles for pickup. If you’re concerned paved parking will be hard to find, call Gulf Coast Car Service to hitch a ride. Wondering how crowded security lanes may be? Check your time [...]

Holiday Travel Tips & Reminders2020-01-10T10:09:31-05:00

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

2019-11-04T15:25:50-05:00

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 33982 Look for the RV in the short-term parking lot (two-hour free parking). 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 [...]

Enroll in TSA PreCheck at PGD December 9-20, 20192019-11-04T15:25:50-05:00

News Release – New Ground Transportation at PGD

2019-10-01T10:49:50-04:00

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 a fleet of late-model minivans stationed at PGD that are available by reservation and for walk-up customers. Customers in need of an ADA lift-equipped vehicle may make an advanced reservation, but it is not required. Gulf Coast can also accommodate large group reservations with vans and buses. Gulf Coast is a [...]

News Release – New Ground Transportation at PGD2019-10-01T10:49:50-04:00

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

2019-09-30T10:50:42-04:00

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 33982 Look for the RV in the short-term parking lot (two-hour free parking). 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 [...]

Enroll in TSA PreCheck at PGD December 9-20, 20192019-09-30T10:50:42-04:00

Airport Hurricane Preparations

2019-09-03T11:20:38-04:00

Punta Gorda Airport’s management and operations teams are working to secure the airport property and make preparations for potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian. Punta Gorda Airport and its runways will remain open as long as conditions are safe.  However, if winds are sustained at ~50 MPH, aircraft operations and tower operations will cease, and we continue to follow recommendations from Charlotte County Emergency Management. PASSENGERS  PGD is not responsible for notifying passengers of Allegiant’s flight changes. If you have an upcoming flight, check your email for updates from Allegiant. Visit Allegiant Travel Alerts page or email hurricane.help@allegiantair.com. COMMUNITY PGD’s Bailey Terminal and AIRPORT [...]

Airport Hurricane Preparations2019-09-03T11:20:38-04:00

Travel Advisory – Fly with a REAL ID

2019-10-15T12:17:29-04:00

The following information is provided by TSA: Flying with a REAL ID Save the date. Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. Check for the star. REAL ID-compliant cards are generally marked with a star located in the upper portion of the card. If you’re not sure, contact your state driver’s license agency on how to obtain a REAL ID compliant card. It’s the law. Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act [...]

Travel Advisory – Fly with a REAL ID2019-10-15T12:17:29-04:00

Travel Tip – Secure & Declare Firearms

2019-05-16T15:56:15-04:00

The following information is provided by TSA: Transporting Firearms and Ammunition You may transport unloaded firearms in a locked hard-sided container as checked baggage only. Declare the firearm and/or ammunition to the airline when checking your bag at the ticket counter. The container must completely secure the firearm from being accessed. Locked cases that can be easily opened are not permitted. Be aware that the container the firearm was in when purchased may not adequately secure the firearm when it is transported in checked baggage. Contact the TSA Contact Center with questions you have regarding TSA firearm regulations and for clarification on what you may [...]

Travel Tip – Secure & Declare Firearms2019-05-16T15:56:15-04:00

James Parish Voted Into Distinguished Aviation Society

2019-05-03T13:18:51-04:00

PGD's CEO James W. Parish, P.E. PGD’s CEO James W. Parish, P.E. has been accepted as a Board Member of the Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society. The Society is an elite group of professionals that hold a passion for commercial aviation and are recognized as leaders in their industry. The Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society’s purpose is to perpetuate the legacy of Tony Jannus, who pioneered commercial aviation by piloting the inaugural flight New Year’s Day, 1914. In addition to maintaining the legacy of Tony Jannus, the Society has two other purposes: first to promote scholar awards and [...]

James Parish Voted Into Distinguished Aviation Society2019-05-03T13:18:51-04:00