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2308, 2022

Save Money by Buying Tickets at the Terminal

By |August 23rd, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|

When you purchase Allegiant tickets online, one of the fees is an Electronic Carrier Usage Charge ($18 per person, per segment). Don't let these fees add up by purchasing tickets at the Bailey Terminal during ticketing hours instead: Monday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Return to PGD BUZZ

1804, 2022

Masks No Longer Required by Federal Law

By |April 18th, 2022|Categories: Advisories & Notices, News, PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , |

PGD's Commitment to Your Safety is NONSTOP... Just Like the Flights. Why Fly PGD? Nonstop Flights Flights offered at PGD are direct, so no stopping at another airport for a connection. Convenience Reduce your stress by using a small airport that’s easy and quick to get in and out of. Low Cost Take advantage of Allegiant and Sun Country's low air fares to connect with family and friends. [...]

303, 2022

“View from the Tower” Now Online

By |March 3rd, 2022|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , , |

2021 Annual Summary 2021 was another outstanding year for the Charlotte County Airport Authority and Punta Gorda Airport. PGD not only rebounded from the pandemic, the airport nearly surpassed 2019 passenger levels due to its resilient operations and the strength of Southwest Florida’s leisure market. PGD also landed an airline partnership with Sun Country Airlines, which announced service to Minneapolis for a six-month period starting in October 2021. [...]

2405, 2021

Seasonal Custodian

By |May 24th, 2021|Categories: Employment|

SUMMARY: The Custodian is responsible for the cleanliness of the terminal and all airport facilities. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Handles cleaning chemicals safely in the performance of all duties; uses protective gloves and/or mask, if needed. Cleans, sweeps, vacuums, mops building floors in accordance with specific cleaning protocols. Removes gum from flooring daily. Services, cleans, and supplies restrooms. Cleans and polishes furniture and fixtures. Dusts furniture and equipment with a [...]

2907, 2020

PGD Passengers Save Time & Money

By |July 29th, 2020|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

Data Shows Punta Gorda Airport Offers Lowest Average Airfare in Southwest Florida PGD’s Average Ticket Fare is $72 Each Way Punta Gorda, FL (July 29, 2020) – Travelers looking to save money on air travel will find that Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) is the low-fare leader when compared to neighboring airports in Fort Myers and Sarasota, with 45-85% less in fare costs. Allegiant fares through PGD average only $72 [...]

1207, 2019

Air Show November 1-3, 2019

By |July 12th, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, News, PGD Buzz, Skywriters, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , |

Visit the Florida International Air Show's website or call 1-833-PGD-FIAS for more information. Friday November 1, 2019: Gates open at 5:00 pm. Performances from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm. Saturday November 2, 2019: The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be performing. Gates open at 9:00 am. Performances from 12:00 pm-3:30 pm. Sunday November 3, 2019: The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be performing. Gates open at 9:00 am. Performances from 12:00 pm-3:30 pm. Reminders:  Be sure [...]

2005, 2019

Offerings from PGD’s Terminal Advertisers

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Places to Explore Real Estate Opportunities Christopher Alan Homes Seminole Casino Hotel Great Dining Options Babcock Ranch - America's First Solar-Powered Town News in Southwest Florida [...]

904, 2019

Friendly Reminder – Animal Policy

By |April 9th, 2019|Categories: PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

This is just a friendly reminder about our animal policy here at PGD. No animals are allowed inside the terminal except service animals or pets traveling by air. Traveling pets must be in their carrier or held. The exceptions to this rule are law enforcement dogs and Therapy K9's of Southwest Florida. We really appreciate your cooperation! Learn more.  Return to PGD BUZZ

904, 2019

Friendly Reminder – Animal Policy

By |April 9th, 2019|Categories: PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

This is just a friendly reminder about our animal policy here at PGD. No animals are allowed inside the terminal except service animals or pets traveling by air. Traveling pets must be in their carrier or held. The exceptions to this rule are law enforcement dogs and Therapy K9's of Southwest Florida. We really appreciate your cooperation! Learn more.  Return to PGD BUZZ

1212, 2018

Opportunity for Stakeholder Review – New GA Center

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: News, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , |

New General Aviation Center Project VIEW CIVIL SITE PLAN CONCEPT (PDF) VIEW FLOOR PLAN CONCEPT (PDF) OPPORTUNITY FOR STAKEHOLDER REVIEW WHEN:          December 13, 2018, Open from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.WHERE:        Charlotte County Airport Authority Board Meeting Room, Building 313, 7375 Utilities Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982WHAT:          Opportunity for Stakeholder ReviewThe conceptual site plan and building layout plan will be displayed during this period for [...]

1511, 2022

Travel Tip: Arrive 2 Hours Early for Morning Flights

By |November 15th, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , |

An average of eight flights depart within a two-hour window each morning. That's why airport management, and our airlines, 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. We added 1,000 [...]

911, 2022

Summary of October 2022 News Coverage

By |November 9th, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: October 2022 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) October Featured News & Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Social Media Posts & Reach List of Broadcast TV News & Reach

111, 2022

Landing Rights for PGD

By |November 1st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Charlotte County Airport Authority's request for landing rights at PGD was denied by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in October 2022.  However, we have the right to appeal and we are starting that process now.  We need your help in raising political awareness with our national legislators about how important this program is to Southwest Florida's continued growth and recovery after Hurricane Ian. We understand their reason for [...]

2510, 2022

Aviation Maintenance School Gets Powerplant Certification

By |October 25th, 2022|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

News Release provided by Charlotte County Public Schools  MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN SCHOOL RECEIVES POWERPLANT RATING PUNTA GORDA, FL (Oct. 25, 2022) - Charlotte Technical College (CTC) currently offers Aviation Airframe Technology which is a 1350-hour program.  This program opened in August 2021 and our first cohort of students will complete this program in November.  Charlotte Technical College has a campus at Punta Gorda Airport, and has been working to develop the [...]

2510, 2022

Welcome Chad Rosenstein – New Chief Admin Officer

By |October 25th, 2022|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

Punta Gorda Airport Announces New Chief Administrative Officer Chad Rosenstein, MBA, A.A.E. is PGD's new Chief Administrative Officer. PUNTA GORDA, FL (Oct. 25, 2022) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces that Chad Rosenstein, MBA, A.A.E. has joined the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) as its Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Chad will work under CEO James W. Parish and have oversight of the Finance, Information Technology, Property [...]

1210, 2022

Summary of September 2022 News Coverage

By |October 12th, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: September 2022 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) September Featured News & Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Social Media Posts & Reach List of Broadcast TV News & Reach

410, 2022

PGD Resumes Allegiant Flight Operations

By |October 4th, 2022|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Skywriters, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , |

PGD Continues Serving as Staging Area for Emergency Responders PUNTA GORDA, FL (Oct. 4, 2022) – Allegiant’s flight operations have resumed at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) effective Monday, October 3. Passengers traveled through the Bailey Terminal for inbound and outbound flights for Cincinnati, OH; Allentown, PA; Flint, MI; and Indianapolis, IN from Monday afternoon into the evening. The Bailey Terminal sustained minimal damage, so during the last week staff [...]

3009, 2022

Post Hurricane Ian Update

By |September 30th, 2022|Categories: Advisories & Notices, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

Bailey Terminal Now Open; Allegiant Flight Operations Have Resumed PGD property and the adjacent area are still being used for FPL staging, Air National Guard staging and other essential services.  PASSENGERS Allegiant returned to PGD with several flights inbound and outbound flights on Monday, 10/3/22. 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. [...]

2309, 2022

Hurricane Ian Preparations

By |September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Advisories & Notices, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

Punta Gorda Airport’s management and operations teams are working to secure the airport property and make preparations for potential impacts from Hurricane Ian. Punta Gorda Airport and its runways will remain open as long as conditions are safe.  However, if winds are sustained at ~45 MPH, aircraft operations and tower operations will cease, and we continue to follow recommendations from Charlotte County Emergency Management. PASSENGERS  PGD is not responsible [...]

2009, 2022

Chance Auction Prize Packages

By |September 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Allegiant Travel Package ONE WINNER: $250 Allegiant Travel Voucher Up to 1 Week of Free Long-Term Parking $25 at The Junction inside Bailey Terminal Experience Punta Gorda WIN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: Wyvern Hotel - 2 night stay with $100 dining credit F.M. Don's - $100 Gift Card Laishley Crab House - $50 Gift Card Captain's Table - $50 Gift Card Marvelous Merchandise WIN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: PGD [...]

809, 2022

Aviation Gives Back

By |September 8th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

PGD Aviation Partners Chance Auction Prize Packages ENTER TO WIN BY 10/31/22! LIVE DRAWING 11/1/22! How You Can Help BUY CHANCES Donate $5 per ticket by 10/31/22. The more you donate, the more chances you have to win exciting prizes! Three Easy Options: Donate CASH in exchange for tickets at the PGD Air Center OR [...]

709, 2022

Summary of August 2022 News Coverage

By |September 7th, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: August 2022 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) August Featured News & Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Social Media Posts & Reach List of Broadcast TV News & Reach

3008, 2022

Pilot Advisory – Runway Closures Sept. 6-13

By |August 30th, 2022|Categories: Advisories & Notices, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE Runway 15-33 Closed September 6-13, 2022 As part of the Runway 4-22 Rehabilitation project, we will also be closing Runway 15-33 on Monday, September 5 at midnight and reopening it on Tuesday, September 13 (exact time TBD). What Will Be Open? Runway 9/27 will remain OPEN. Please note the runway length is 2,636 feet and unlighted. The Air Traffic Control Tower, the Air Center, and Self Serve will also be OPEN. [...]

3008, 2022

PGD to PIT – Picturesque Pittsburgh

By |August 30th, 2022|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Visit Pittsburgh, the Steel City, with a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight from PGD to PIT! Andy Warhol is famed enough to have the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist that also happens to be located in his birthplace. For those interested in an art museum, The Andy Warhol Museum is an iconic and memorable place to begin! Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the [...]

2308, 2022

Mother’s Room Now Open at Bailey Terminal

By |August 23rd, 2022|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

Room for Nursing Mothers Near Gate 2 We’re excited to share that we now have a Mother’s Room for breastfeeding parents at PGD’s Bailey Terminal!  This small room is equipped with a changing table, comfy chair, outlet, side table, locking door and antibacterial.  It’s located past security screening at the south end of the Terminal.  Look for the lovely sign across from Gate 2! There is no sink or [...]

1908, 2022

PGD Celebrates Air Center Opening

By |August 19th, 2022|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Skywriters, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , |

Airport Authority Board & Stakeholders Attend Ribbon Cutting PUNTA GORDA, FL (August 22, 2022) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the new PGD Air Center on August 18, 2022. The newly constructed, 13,500-square-foot PGD Air Center is located on the north side of Punta Gorda Airport at 27450 Challenger Boulevard, just east of the 600-series T-Hangars in the PGD AviEx development area. The PGD Air [...]

1908, 2022

Air Center Ribbon Cutting Featured in the Sun

By |August 19th, 2022|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Skywriters, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Air Center launches at Punta Gorda Airport Article By DANIEL SUTPHIN Staff Writer, Photos by STEVE LINEBERRY PDF of Feature Return to PGD BUZZ

1608, 2022

PGD Featured in Airport Improvement Magazine

By |August 16th, 2022|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Skywriters, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Punta Gorda Airport Expands General Aviation Facilities Airport Improvement Magazine Features the New PGD Air Center and AviEx Development Website Article Digital Magazine  PDF of Feature Return to PGD BUZZ

1208, 2022

Airport History Program August 19

By |August 12th, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Punta Gorda Army Airfield Did you know that today's Punta Gorda Airport was once a training facility for pilots during World War II? In celebration of National Aviation Week, join Charlotte County Historian Dr. Jennifer Zoebelein for a discussion on the history of the Punta Gorda Army Air Field and Florida's important contributions to the war effort. Date: August 19, 2022 Location: Punta Gorda Charlotte Library, Meeting Room [...]

908, 2022

Summary of June/July 2022 News Coverage

By |August 9th, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: June/July 2022 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) June Featured News & Articles July Featured News & Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Social Media Posts & Reach List of Broadcast TV News & Reach

808, 2022

Jet Access Flight Training is Now at PGD!

By |August 8th, 2022|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jet Access Flight Training at the PGD Air Center!  Benefits Include: Pay as you go Accelerated (or part-time) financed "zero to hero" programs Online Purdue University Global bachelors degree on-top of the accelerated "zero to hero" programs = ~3 years for 1,500 hour and bachelors degree Online Liberty University for conventional student loans and bachelors degree Sport pilot up to MEI Modern technically advanced aircraft A part of [...]

408, 2022

Mike Thames Honored for Excellence

By |August 4th, 2022|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

Punta Gorda Airport’s Mike Thames Honored by the Florida Airports Council for Excellence in Operations PUNTA GORDA, FL (August 4, 2022) – The Florida Airports Council (FAC) named Gregory "Mike" Thames as its 2022 recipient of the Al Gulamali Award for Excellence in Airport Operations at its annual conference in Orlando on August 3, 2022. The award selection panel chose Mike Thames, ACE AMP, Safety and [...]

2807, 2022

PGD to TYS – Take Me To Knoxville, Tennessee

By |July 28th, 2022|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Visit Knoxville, Tennessee – the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains – with a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight from PGD to TYS! Zoo Knoxville has all the koala-fications for an amazing outdoor excursion. You can even pay the animals a nighttime visit if you go on a Thursday night! With numerous animal experiences and habitats to explore, Zoo Knoxville is sure to impress the animal lovers in the family. [...]

1107, 2022

AviationPros Podcast Featuring CEO Parish

By |July 11th, 2022|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, PGD Props|Tags: , , |

AviationPros Podcast: 2021 Air Carrier Airport Manager of the Year July 8, 2022 - In this episode of the AviationPros podcast, Editorial Director Joe Petrie spoke with James Parish CEO, Charlotte County Airport Authority and Punta Gorda Airport who was recently named the 2021 Air Carrier Airport Manager of the Year. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Return to PGD BUZZ

2806, 2022

James Parish Named FAA’s Airport Manager of the Year

By |June 28th, 2022|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

Punta Gorda Airport’s James Parish Named 2021 Air Carrier Airport Manager of the Year by the Federal Aviation Administration PUNTA GORDA, FL (June 29, 2022) – The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Southern Region Airports Division named James W. Parish, P.E., CEO of the Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), the 2021 Air Carrier Airport Manager of the Year. This award is given to an [...]

2406, 2022

PGD to DAY – Plan Your Day-cation in Dayton, Ohio

By |June 24th, 2022|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Visit Dayton, the birthplace of aviation, with a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight from PGD to DAY! Start off at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, where there’s something for everyone to enjoy with interactive and educational exhibits to animals and fossils. Another local museum to check out is the SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, which offers exploration and learning both indoors and out. The park’s mission is to protect, preserve and [...]

806, 2022

Summary of May 2022 News Coverage

By |June 8th, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: May 2022 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) May Featured News & Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Social Media Posts & Reach List of Broadcast TV News & Reach

306, 2022

$3 Million Approved for New A&P Training Facility

By |June 3rd, 2022|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , |

$3 Million in State Funding Approved For New Aviation Technician Facility PUNTA GORDA, FL (June 3, 2022) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) is pleased to announce that $3 million was approved in the Florida State Budget for a new combined hangar and classroom facility for Charlotte Technical College’s (CTC) FAA-certified Aviation Maintenance Technician School. The budget was approved by Governor DeSantis on Thursday, June 2, 2022. A larger [...]

2505, 2022

PGD to ALB – All-in Albany

By |May 25th, 2022|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Visit Albany, New York's capital and oldest city, with a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight from PGD to ALB! A must-see while in Albany is The Berkshires, a vast mountainous region on the border of New York and Massachusetts. The Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Greylock, the highest point in The Berkshires, are just a couple of the numerous natural features all within an hour of Albany International Airport. [...]

2005, 2022

PGD Passengers Save Time & Money

By |May 20th, 2022|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

Data Shows Punta Gorda Airport Offers Lowest Average Airfare in Southwest Florida We’re excited to announce that PGD was named one of the most affordable airports for domestic flights! According to figures from NetCredit, PGD was ranked fifth on the list. Flight prices vary dramatically from airport to airport due to factors such as competing airlines and availability. PGD, which served Allegiant and Sun Country Airlines in 2021-22 to [...]

1605, 2022

Summary of April 2022 News Coverage

By |May 16th, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: April 2022 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) April Featured News & Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Social Media Posts & Reach List of Broadcast TV News & Reach

1605, 2022

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun

By |May 16th, 2022|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

Airport Authority Commissioner Paul Andrews Paul Andrews is a Charlotte County Airport Authority Commissioner. Column provided to the Charlotte Sun.  What Punta Gorda Airport Can & Can't Do PUNTA GORDA (May 16, 2022) - As one of your fellow Charlotte County neighbors, a licensed aircraft mechanic, Flight Engineer and pilot, with over 30 years of combined military and airline experience and a local Realtor, I have a [...]

1105, 2022

EAA’s & Arcadia Aerospace Featured in Warbirds Magazine

By |May 11th, 2022|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|

Caretakers of History Getting the EAA B-17 Back Into the Air "This is the remarkable story of one such group of EAA members and aviation enthusiasts who came together in Punta Gorda, Florida, to save one of the most important living pieces of aviation history." Written by Tom Ewing READ THE FEAUTRE Return to PGD BUZZ

1105, 2022

PGD Welcomes Honor Flight on May 14

By |May 11th, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz, PGD Props, Tenant Touchdown|

PLEASE JOIN US TO WELCOME OUR RETURNING VETERANS BACK FROM WASHINGTON D.C. Please meet the Veterans in the baggage claim area at the north end of the Bailey Terminal at 9:46 PM. PARKING IS FREE FOR ONE HOUR – then it is a $1/hour thereafter (payable by credit card). THE MISSION OF HONOR FLIGHT IS TO CELEBRATE AMERICA’S VETERANS BY INVITING YOU TO SHARE THE DAY OF HONOR AT [...]

2104, 2022

Allegiant is Hiring for PGD Positions!

By |April 21st, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , |

CareerSource Southwest Florida-Punta Gorda center 3745 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, Florida 33952 Attend an interview session: April 26, 2022 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm April 27, 2022 from 9:00am to 11:00am Return to PGD BUZZ

704, 2022

PGD Joins Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking

By |April 7th, 2022|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|

PGD is Second Florida Airport to Join DHS Campaign Against Human Trafficking  The Blue Lightning Initiative trains aviation industry employees to recognize and report potential human trafficking victims and traffickers. PUNTA GORDA, FL (April 7, 2022) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority is proud to announce that Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) is the second airport in Florida to join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of [...]

104, 2022

PGD to BWI – Hello, Charm City

By |April 1st, 2022|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Visit Maryland, birthplace of the U.S. National Anthem, with a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight from PGD to BWI! A must-see in the area is Fort McHenry, named after George Washington’s Secretary of War, and Baltimore native, James McHenry. It is best known for its role in the War of 1812, was designated a national park in 1925, and in 1939 was redesignated a "National Monument and Historic Shrine". Take [...]

3103, 2022

Summary of Feb-March News Coverage

By |March 31st, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: February 2022 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) March 2022 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) March Featured News & Articles February Featured News & Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Social Media Posts & Reach List of Broadcast TV News [...]

3003, 2022

You Can Help: Donate to Win!

By |March 30th, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|

Donate to win more than $2,000 in prizes by Thursday, March 31!  Special thanks to all of the local business that believe in the United Way's mission to break the cycle of poverty!  You don't need to be present to win, but $20+ donors are invited to RSVP for the VIP Watch Party on Friday, April 1. www.UCareToWin.com Return to PGD BUZZ

1803, 2022

PGD to XNA – Off to the Ozarks

By |March 18th, 2022|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Visit Northwest Arkansas, home of the Ozarks, with a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight from PGD to XNA! Dive into the authentic history Arkansas has to offer and stop by the Museum of Native American History. After establishing in 2006, the museum has grown, and houses over 10,000 of the finest Native American artifacts. Another local museum with copious American art exhibits and over 120 acres of Ozark nature is [...]

1303, 2022

Runway 4-22 Rehabilitation Project

By |March 13th, 2022|Categories: Advisories & Notices, Tenant Touchdown, Uncategorized|

Runway 4-22 to be Rehabilitated Runway 4-22 will be closed for approximately one year beginning in mid January 2022. During its closure, Runway 15-33 will be used as the primary runway for all of PGD’s commercial airline departures and landings. To learn more about the project and frequently asked questions, visit the new Runway Updates Page. RUNWAY UPDATES

203, 2022

Allegiant Begins New Route to Akron-Canton!

By |March 2nd, 2022|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

News release provided by Allegiant:  ALLEGIANT BEGINS NONSTOP SERVICE FROM PUNTA GORDA TO OHIO WITH ONE-WAY FARES AS LOW AS $33* PUNTA GORDA, Fla. March 2, 2022 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today begins service from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) to Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) in Ohio. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new routes as low as $33.* “We’re thrilled to expand our service in Charlotte [...]

2202, 2022

Airport FOD Walk

By |February 22nd, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|

Charlotte County Airport Authority staff led a semi-annual "FOD Walk" to pick up foreign object debris on February 22, 2022. This effort is essential for keeping the airfield safe and prevent aircraft damage. FOD may include old aircraft parts, tools, garbage or any foreign object which could potentially cause damage. Congratulations to Larry Little for recovering the "Most Interesting FOD" with a rabbit carcass, Joe Morgan for picking [...]

1002, 2022

Summary of January News Coverage

By |February 10th, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: January 2022 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Featured News & Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Social Media Posts & Reach List of Broadcast TV News & Reach

702, 2022

Fun New Photo Op Spots at PGD!

By |February 7th, 2022|Categories: Coming Attractions, News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Airport Partners with VCB to Offer Passengers New Photo Op Spots at Bailey Terminal PUNTA GORDA, FL (February 7, 2022) – Life-size fishing and beach scenes are now available for selfies and group photos at the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) Bailey Terminal. The new photo op spots create a “sense of arrival” for PGD passengers visiting from one of Sun Country’s or Allegiant’s 50+ destinations. PGD partnered with the [...]

2801, 2022

Raymond Laroche Named Director of Operations & Maintenance

By |January 28th, 2022|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

Raymond A. Laroche, A.A.E., Promoted to Director of Operations & Maintenance PUNTA GORDA, FL (January 28, 2022) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority announces that Raymond A. Laroche, A.A.E has been promoted to Director of Operations & Maintenance at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD).  He will continue to oversee security, safety, and maintenance and will now oversee the airside and landside operations departments as well. Raymond, who had served as [...]

2601, 2022

TSA PreCheck Mobile Enrollment at PGD!

By |January 26th, 2022|Categories: Coming Attractions, News, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

TSA PreCheck Mobile Enrollment Returns to PGD Make an appointment for Jan. 31 – Feb. 10 at www.identogo.com/precheck  PUNTA GORDA, FL (Jan. 26, 2022) – The IdentoGo TSA PreCheck Mobile RV will be coming to Punta Gorda Airport from Monday, January 31 through Thursday, February 10, 2022. The Mobile Enrollment Center will be located in the in the short-term parking lot across from the Snack Shack. TSA PreCheck allows prescreened air [...]

601, 2022

Gary Duncan Named PGD’s COO

By |January 6th, 2022|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

Punta Gorda Airport Announces New Chief Operating Officer Gary E. Duncan is the new COO. PUNTA GORDA, FL (January 6, 2022) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces that Gary E. Duncan, C.M. has been promoted to Punta Gorda Airport's Chief Operating Officer (COO). Gary will continue to work under CEO James W. Parish, P.E. after his predecessor Ron Mallard, C.M., ACE retired earlier this month. [...]

401, 2022

Pilot Advisory: Limited Staff for FBO Services

By |January 4th, 2022|Categories: Advisories & Notices, Tenant Touchdown|

Our FBO is currently experiencing challenges with staffing availability. We greatly appreciate your patience as we provide fueling and FBO services at PGD.  While we may have limited staff temporarily, we will not compromise your safety or the safety of your aircraft.  Thank you for your understanding as we work through these temporary challenges. 

201, 2022

Summary of December News Coverage

By |January 2nd, 2022|Categories: PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: December 2021 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Featured News & Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Social Media Posts & Reach List of Broadcast TV News & Reach

2012, 2021

Holiday Travel Tips & Reminders

By |December 20th, 2021|Categories: Advisories & Notices, PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , |

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; lots of passengers and luggage to see!  PGD staff is on the double, so here are some tips to keep you out of trouble:   Masks are required inside PGD; do your best to follow our advisories. We have [...]

1512, 2021

Raymond Laroche Earns Elite Airport Accreditation

By |December 15th, 2021|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

Raymond A. Laroche, A.A.E., Earns Professional Airport Accreditation Joins elite group of airport executives who have completed all requirements of 65-year-old program PUNTA GORDA, FL (December 15, 2021) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority is pleased to announce that Raymond A. Laroche, A.A.E., Manager of Facilities and Security at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), has been awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport [...]

712, 2021

Summary of November News Coverage

By |December 7th, 2021|Categories: PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: November 2021 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Featured News & Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Social Media Posts & Reach List of Broadcast TV News & Reach

2411, 2021

NBC2: AeroGuard Flight Training Helps With Pilot Shortage

By |November 24th, 2021|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

Click here for the full story. PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — After taking off in a small airplane from the Punta Gorda Airport, Sydney Zhang navigates west to the Gulf Coast. “If you look out here, there’s Boca Grande, there’s the lighthouse,” she says, pointing down to the shoreline from some 3,000 feet in the air. Zhang is a flight instructor for AeroGuard and hopes to someday fly for a [...]

2211, 2021

See the Gardens in a Whole New Light!

By |November 22nd, 2021|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|

Botanical Gardens Display at PGD Get a sneak peek of the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens inside the Bailey Terminal across from ticket counters. Check in on Facebook and take a selfie in front of the unique bromeliad holiday tree. Check out "Gardens Aglow," less than 5 miles from PGD, on December 10-12, 17-21 and 27-28 from 6 - 9 p.m. Buy tickets now to see the Gardens [...]

1711, 2021

Allegiant Begins Nonstop Service to 3 Destinations!

By |November 17th, 2021|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

News release provided by Allegiant.  ALLEGIANT BEGINS NONSTOP SERVICE FROM PUNTA GORDA TO 3 DESTINATIONS WITH ONE-WAY FARES AS LOW AS $38* PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Nov. 17, 2021 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) this week begins service from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) to Arkansas, Texas and Missouri. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new routes as low as $38.* “Punta Gorda is a popular destination in [...]

1011, 2021

PGD’s Tower Celebrates Top Kudos

By |November 10th, 2021|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

Punta Gorda Tower Receives Plaque & Recognition PUNTA GORDA, FL (November 10, 2021) – Although PGD’s Air Traffic Manager George Harper and his team were honored as Robinson Aviation (RVA), Inc.’s Facility of the Year in 2019, their celebration finally came to fruition today. RVA’s top executives gave George the “Outstanding Facility of the Year” plaque and celebrated with a decorative cake. RVA, celebrating 34 years in the aviation [...]

911, 2021

Summary of October News Coverage

By |November 9th, 2021|Categories: PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: October 2021 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Featured News & Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Social Media Posts & Reach List of Broadcast TV News & Reach

411, 2021

Welcome our New Air Center General Manager!

By |November 4th, 2021|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , |

Punta Gorda Airport Announces New Air Center General Manager  PUNTA GORDA, FL (November 4, 2021) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces that Deron Somerset Webb has joined the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) as its Fixed Base Operator (FBO) General Manager. Deron will work under Gary E. Duncan, Director of Airport Operations/Projects, and have oversight over all commercial fueling and all operations at the new PGD Air Center [...]

2710, 2021

Letters of Support

By |October 27th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

SAMPLE LETTER FROM PGD TENANT Feel free to copy/paste/modify the letter below on your business/organization/personal letterhead. Please save as a PDF (if possible) and email it to Kaley at KMiller@FlyPGD.com by November 5, 2021.  Your letter will be submitted to Mr. Grant and posted on this page with additional background information.   October/November ##, 2021 State Representative Michael J. Grant, District #75 Chairman, Charlotte County Legislative Delegation 4355 Pinnacle Street, [...]

2610, 2021

Allegiant Adds Nonstop Service to Akron!

By |October 26th, 2021|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

News release provided by Allegiant.  ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NEW NONSTOP SERVICE TO AKRON WITH ONE-WAY FARES AS LOW AS $59* PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Oct. 26, 2021 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces a new nonstop route to Punta Gorda from Akron, Ohio beginning March 2, 2022. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $59.* “Whether leisure travelers are visiting friends and family [...]

1110, 2021

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun

By |October 11th, 2021|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

Airport Authority Vice Chair Paul Andrews Paul Andrews is Vice Chair of the Charlotte County Airport Authority. Column provided to the Charlotte Sun.  Airport Staff Has Made a Difference PUNTA GORDA (October 11, 2021) - For almost 10 years I have had the good fortune to sit on the Board of one of the most successful airports in the U.S. I maintain a long-held belief that the [...]

810, 2021

Allegiant Begins New Route to Minneapolis

By |October 8th, 2021|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

News release provided by Allegiant:  ALLEGIANT BEGINS NEW NONSTOP ROUTE TO MINNEAPOLIS WITH FARES AS LOW AS $48* PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Oct. 8, 2021 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today begins a new nonstop route from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) to Minnesota via Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $48.* “This new route will expand our [...]

810, 2021

Air Service to MSP Begins October 8

By |October 8th, 2021|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sun Country and Allegiant Begin Service to Minneapolis PUNTA GORDA, FL (Oct. 8, 2021) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority announces inaugural flights of the newest route from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) via Allegiant and Sun Country Airlines. Today PGD staff will welcome Sun Country passengers arriving from MSP at 12:28 p.m. and Allegiant passengers arriving from MSP at 2:34 p.m. Passengers will [...]

510, 2021

New Facility for CTC Aviation Maintenance Technician School

By |October 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) is requesting a total of $3 million in State funding through the State Appropriations process for a new combined hangar and classroom facility for Charlotte Technical College’s (CTC) FAA-certified Aviation Maintenance Technician School. A larger facility is necessary to meet the aviation industry demand for aircraft mechanics, CTC’s growing student enrollment and it’s DEO requirement of 750 completers in 10 years (2018-19 Grant). [...]

210, 2021

Summary of September News Coverage

By |October 2nd, 2021|Categories: PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: September 2021 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Featured News & Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Social Media Posts & Reach List of Broadcast TV News & Reach

2809, 2021

You Can Help: Supply Drive for United Way!

By |September 28th, 2021|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|

The Charlotte County Airport Authority, fellow tenants and airport workers are participating in United Way's Day of Caring benefiting non-profits in Charlotte County. PGD selected the Boys & Girls Club and Harry Chapin Food Bank to collect food for. Please drop off Halloween Candy and Non-Perishable Food in cans, boxes & plastic (no glass please). DROP OFF LOCATIONS:  Airport Admin Office, 8079 Golf Course Blvd (M-F, 9 a.m. to [...]