CEO Update – Spring 2024

Provided to the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

Punta Gorda Airport Spring Update


The first quarter of 2024 at PGD kicked off with continued progress on capital improvement projects and passenger growth. We recently released our annual pictorial summary titled “Nonstop Destination to Progress,” which is available online at  It provides highlights of 2023’s events, projects, operational milestones and financial results.

We’ll be sharing more about the Bailey Terminal expansion in the months ahead.  The one-story $45 million project is anticipated to provide at least 50,000 additional square feet and renovation of at least 20,000 square feet of the existing Bailey Terminal. Concurrent projects include a new In-Line Baggage Screening system at the south end (under construction), and a new Rental Car Center that will be constructed at a more convenient location just north of the Terminal.

Finally, the public is invited to join the Southwest Honor Flight on April 16 for a “Welcome Home” celebration on April 16 at 9 p.m. at the north end of the Bailey Terminal. Family and friends are encouraged to wear red, white and blue to show their patriotic spirit and appreciation for our U.S. Veterans.

As always, we appreciate the public’s continued support of our airport, and patience as we make progress on future improvements.

James W. Parish, P.E.


Charlotte County Airport Authority