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 division of SWFL Transportation, the area’s top transportation provider with a fleet of 130 vehicles devoted to excellent customer service, professionalism and affordable rates.

“Gulf Coast Car Service prides itself on its competitive pricing and providing an unparalleled transportation experience,” said SWFL Transportation’s General Manager Michael Griffin.

PGD passengers can call 941-391-8800 to make a reservation or can simply look for a Gulf Coast representative in baggage claim for on-demand service.  All Gulf Coast’s drivers will be wearing uniforms with white collared shirts and black ties, and will greet passengers with a complimentary bottled water.

“We are excited to welcome Gulf Coast Car Service as our preferred transportation service here at PGD,” said Punta Gorda Airport’s CEO James W. Parish. “Our management is impressed by the company’s strong experience and high expectations of professionalism, background checks and safety standards that it holds its drivers to.”

For more information about Gulf Coast Car Service and estimated pricing, visit and click on “PARKING & TRANSPORTATION.”

Passengers at PGD can still utilize other approved transportation options as well, including Uber and Lyft, and other pre-arranged taxi services that have received a permit from the Charlotte County Airport Authority.


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About Punta Gorda Airport

The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA), governed by five elected commissioners, owns and operates the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), located at 28000 Airport Road, five minutes off I-75, exits 161 and 164. PGD provides quick and easy access to Southwest Florida, and is home to air charters, medical transport services, aircraft maintenance and avionics repair, as well as flight schools, distributers and manufacturers. CCAA is a nontaxing entity and operates as an enterprise fund, totally supported by revenue generated from its operations including rental car concession, parking, fuel sales and hangar, building and land leases. A 2018 economic impact study by the FDOT estimated that PGD is responsible for 12,392 jobs and $1.275 billion in total economic output. For more information, visit


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