CEO Update – Spring 2023

Provided to the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

Punta Gorda Airport Spring Update


Progress at PGD continues with strong visitor traffic for the first quarter of 2023.  Passengers are enjoying the new charger-equipped seating at the Bailey Terminal, which is also more aesthetically pleasing, sturdy and comfortable.

Airport management also continues to make strides in improving the flow of auto traffic at the airport’s main entrance, with the new turn lane off northbound Piper Road expected to be completed in April.  This improvement is designed to speed up the drop-off and pick-up process, especially in the afternoons when both are happening simultaneously. We’ve also added two new shuttle buses to our fleet to help with the efficient transport of passenger to and from the long-term parking lots.

Behind the scenes, the Airport Authority Board is about to select a Design/Build partner for the Bailey Terminal Expansion. Please stay tuned, as we will engage the public to help us prioritize the most important aspects of the expansion.

Beyond the Bailey Terminal, construction continues on post-Hurricane repairs and new hangars for our private and business tenants. We also plan to launch a new website “look and feel” in April, which will continue to house important information about our projects, opportunities and activities. Remember to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, the PGD BUZZ at and follow us on Facebook for on-the-fly updates.