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1808, 2020

Save Money by Buying Tickets at the Terminal

By |August 18th, 2020|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

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 [...]

607, 2020

COVID-19 Response & Updates

By |July 6th, 2020|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’s low air fares to connect with family and friends. Open-Air Boarding Reduce [...]

2402, 2020

TSA Precheck Mobile Enrollment Returning to PGD in May 2020

By |February 24th, 2020|Categories: Coming Attractions, News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PUNTA GORDA, FL (updated April 20, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority announced today the TSA Pre✓®  Mobile RV will returning to the Punta Gorda Airport for a TSA Pre✓® Mobile Enrollment RV onsite event. Dates: Monday May 4 – Thursday May 14, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Saturday & Sunday), and on Friday May 15, 2020 from 9 [...]

411, 2019

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

By |November 4th, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, News, PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

2808, 2019

Travel Advisory – Fly with a REAL ID

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Advisories & Notices, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , |

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. [...]

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 Seminole Casino Hotel Great Dining Options Babcock Ranch - America's First Solar-Powered Town News in Southwest Florida Pamper Yourself [...]

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

2602, 2019

Enroll in TSA PreCheck at PGD March 25-April 5

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , |

TSA Pre✓® Mobile Enrollment Event March 25th-April 5th, 2019 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 belts. Today, TSA [...]

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 [...]

2109, 2020

PGD Supports “Florida See Say”

By |September 21st, 2020|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

Airport Authority Reminds Community to Recognize, Report Suspicious Activity Punta Gorda, FL (Sept. 21, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) proudly supports Florida’s “If You See Something, Say Something®” (Florida See Say) Awareness Day on September 25 to help inspire, empower, and educate the public on suspicious activity reporting. The Florida See Say campaign raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as [...]

1809, 2020

Aircraft Mechanic Training: Prepare for Launch!

By |September 18th, 2020|Categories: Coming Attractions, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|

Charlotte Technical College (CTC) is getting ready to launch a new Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Program at PGD in August 2021! Fill out this short contact form so the CTC staff can provide updates and help you with the enrollment process. Return to PGD BUZZ

809, 2020

Summary of August News Coverage

By |September 8th, 2020|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 2020– 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 News & Reach

3108, 2020

Air Trek Featured in Harbor Style

By |August 31st, 2020|Categories: PGD Buzz, PGD Props, Skywriters, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , , |

Air Trek's private luxury charter business is featured in Harbor Style Magazine this month! View the photos and article. Air Trek, Inc.is a family-owned and operated business that has been providing Luxury Private Charter and Air Ambulance Service here at PGD since 1978. They offer customization, convenience, flexibility and comfort to their clients.  Give them a call today for a free quote or to book your next trip.  They [...]

2108, 2020

Request for Bids – GA Center Construction

By |August 21st, 2020|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|

The Airport Authority is accepting bids for construction of our new General Aviation Center and associated access roads, parking and civil site work for new hangars. If you wish to view bid documents, we ask that all vendors register with DemandStar to obtain access to the website where the bid documents are available to download. To register your company, please go to www.demandstar.com/registration. On the registration form, enter the [...]

2108, 2020

Airport Storm Preparations

By |August 21st, 2020|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 Tropical Storm Laura. 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 [...]

1008, 2020

James Parish Accepted into Leadership Florida

By |August 10th, 2020|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , |

PGD's CEO James W. Parish, P.E. PGD’s CEO Announced as Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class Member for 2020-2021 Punta Gorda, FL (Aug. 10, 2020) –  James W. Parish, P.E. is one of 55 new Cornerstone Class members identified by the Leadership Florida Selection Committee as “most likely to utilize their leadership abilities for the long-term benefit of Florida and individuals who are committed to making Florida a better [...]

2907, 2020

PGD Awarded $471K for Design of Runway 4-22

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

PGD will receive a $471,305 grant from the FAA for the design portion of Runway 4/22’s rehabilitation. This project will rehabilitate 7,193 feet of pavement to maintain Runway 4/22’s structural integrity, as well as lighting and signage to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. Visit the Runway Construction Updates page for more information.  News Release Provided by FAA:  U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces [...]

2307, 2020

Pelican Drive Now Closed

By |July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Advisories & Notices|

The following roads on Punta Gorda Airport property are now closed permanently: Pelican Drive west of Grove Boulevard is closed. Westminster Drive from Pelican Drive to Wharton Avenue is closed. These areas are now fenced in as part of Punta Gorda Airport's operational area.   Signage, fences and blockades have been installed. The area is being monitored for trespassers. Violators will be prosecuted. Return [...]

907, 2020

Punta Gorda Airport Traffic Continues Recovery

By |July 9th, 2020|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

PGD’s Commitment to Safety is Nonstop Punta Gorda, FL (July 9, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) announced the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) passenger count for June 2020 totaled 93,767, with 47,846 departing passengers and 45,921 arriving passengers. June 2020’s passenger count was down just 30% from June 2019’s passenger numbers, and planes were an average of 72% full. “PGD’s passenger count continues to improve, demonstrating [...]

907, 2020

FBO Now Certified as “Safety 1st Clean”

By |July 9th, 2020|Categories: News, PGD Buzz, PGD Props, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , |

Recognized by NATA for Helping Reduce the Spread of Infectious Diseases In addition to the Bailey Terminal that is used for commercial passenger traffic, the Airport Authority provides fueling and tie-down service for general aviation aircraft through its Fixed Base Operator (FBO). PGD’s FBO recently earned its “Safety 1st Clean” certification through the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). In its notification to the Airport Authority, NATA stated the FBO [...]

707, 2020

Metroplex EA – Comments Due July 10

By |July 7th, 2020|Categories: Advisories & Notices, News, PGD Buzz|

The FAA has announced that as part of its Metroplex redesign of Florida airspace they will design Standard Terminal Arrival Procedures for PGD. On May 11, 2020, the Draft EA was publicly released and made publicly available for review and comment. Electronic copies of the Draft EA and supporting materials are available online at http://metroplexenvironmental.com/fl_metroplex/fl_docs.html If you wish to provide comments, please provide them by mail, email, or through [...]

607, 2020

Summary of July News Coverage

By |July 6th, 2020|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: July 2020 – 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 News & Reach

507, 2020

Summary of June News Coverage

By |July 5th, 2020|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 2020 – 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 News & Reach

3006, 2020

Tenant Notice: Construction Update

By |June 30th, 2020|Categories: Advisories & Notices, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , |

Henry Street – 600 Series T-Hangars Improvements to the Runway 15 End Safety Area (RSA) are scheduled to begin the week of July 13, 2020 and be completed by September 1, 2020. The work includes the re-alignment of the Henry Street access road to the 600 Series T-Hangars and grading of the RSA. Tenants will have full access to their T-hangars during construction using the existing roadway.  Once the [...]

2606, 2020

Allegiant Announces Mask Requirement

By |June 26th, 2020|Categories: News, PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

SOURCE Allegiant Travel Company Allegiant Expands Health And Safety Commitment By Requiring Customers To Wear Face Masks During All Phases Of Travel LAS VEGAS, June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Allegiant Travel Company today announced that, beginning July 2, customers will be required to wear face masks during all phases of travel, including at the ticket counter, in the gate area, during boarding, on the aircraft and during the flight. This policy update builds [...]

906, 2020

May Passenger Numbers are In

By |June 9th, 2020|Categories: PGD Buzz|

PGD's May 2020 passenger numbers are in! View the pdf file and other statistics.   We’re pleased to share that things are looking up for PGD and Allegiant​! Allegiant announced an average load factor of 47.3% system wide for May. The “load factor” is # of passengers divided by # of seats. PGD reports an average load factor of 60% for May 2020, which is nearly 13% higher than Allegiant’s [...]

106, 2020

Summary of May News Coverage

By |June 1st, 2020|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 2020 – 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 News & Reach

1905, 2020

PGD’s Tower Wins Top Kudos

By |May 19th, 2020|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

Punta Gorda Named RVA's Facility of the Year Provided by RVA:  Robinson Aviation (RVA) Inc. operates air traffic control towers at 100 airports across the southeast and southern United States for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Annually the company recognizes one control tower operation as its “facility of the year.” For 2019, the control tower operation at Punta Gorda Airport, in Punta Gorda, FL received the honor. Seven towers [...]

1905, 2020

Request for Bids – Landscape Services at PGD

By |May 19th, 2020|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport is currently requesting bids for Landside Landscape Services. Please find the advertisement that was published on May 14, 2020. The project consists of providing all labor, materials and equipment to maintain at the highest level all landscaping related items as described in the bid documents such as; mowing, trimming, clean-up, pruning, palm frond removal, weed control, fertilization, pest/disease control and mulching at Punta Gorda Airport. If [...]

1905, 2020

Metroplex EA – Notice of Availability

By |May 19th, 2020|Categories: Advisories & Notices, News, PGD Buzz|

The FAA has announced that as part of its Metroplex redesign of Florida airspace they will design Standard Terminal Arrival Procedures for PGD’s Runway 4-22. The FAA has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider the potential environmental impacts for implementation of the South-Central Florida Metroplex. Electronic copies of the FAA's Draft EA may be found at these locations in Charlotte County: Englewood Charlotte Library 3450 North Access [...]

1305, 2020

Summary of April News Coverage

By |May 13th, 2020|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 2020 – 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 News & Reach

1205, 2020

CEO Guest Column: How PGD is Moving Ahead Amidst COVID-19

By |May 12th, 2020|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

James W. Parish, P.E. is CEO of Punta Gorda Airport. Column provided to the Charlotte Sun.  Punta Gorda Airport CEO James W. Parish wearing his custom-branded PGD face covering. PUNTA GORDA (May 12, 2020) - I am pleased to share that the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) staff has worked quickly to respond during the COVID-19 crisis and prepare for the future. While the situation is far from [...]

405, 2020

Allegiant to Provide Masks to All Passengers

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: News, PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Allegiant letter to customers on 5/3/20 Dear Customer, As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact our daily lives and the lives of our friends and family, our 4,500 Allegiant team members across America are — as always — one hundred percent focused on making sure your travels are as safe and seamless as possible. Whether you need to travel today, or are looking ahead to future vacations and long-overdue [...]

1504, 2020

Thom Feneran

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

PGD gives me the freedom to travel to visit all my spread out family with ease. They get to participate in the wonder of general aviation. Returning to PGD always elicits a controller's "welcome home"! Best all around airport anywhere. #WhyFlyPGD

1504, 2020

Wayne Cabbage

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

We live in SWFL and flying back home to see my mother outside Elmira NY makes it helpful because she just came out of remission from Leukemia and we will be able to see her more often because of the destination is close to her home. Thank you! #WhyFlyPGD #TogetherWeFly

1504, 2020

Audrey Lanczki

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

Flying to Michigan to visit family and friends has become so convienent thanks to PGD and Allegiant. I used to fly Spirit from RSW to DTW and now I fly PGD to FNT. Even though Flint is further from the Detroit Metro area, I can shave off 30 minutes or more because both airports are easy on and off from I-75! #WhyFlyPGD #TogetherWeFly

1504, 2020

Bill Peyton

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

Controllers and staff are the friendliest and most helpful I’ve ever encountered. My wife and I enjoy calling this airport our winter home. We made the conscious decision to hangar here instead of Ft Myers, where we live. I look forward to seeing the continued growth of this airport and the continuous improvements planned… #WhyFlyPGD

1504, 2020

Elwood Miles

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

We have a home in Asheville, NC and a "winter home" at a trailer park in Punta Gorda and frequently fly between the two in winter months - much faster and easier than driving! #WhyFlyPGD #TogetherWeFly

1504, 2020

Jim Gienko

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

It has always been my dream to learn to fly. Approximately four years ago I decided to take the plunge and since PGD was only a 10 minute drive from Punta Gorda I learn to fly at Harborside Aviation. After learning to fly I wanted to experience as much of what flying has to offer so I purchased a Cirrus SR 22 and I have been flying out of [...]

1504, 2020

Kim Requa

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

I love our little airport! It is so conveniently located (only 7 mins from my home)! My friends and I just used Allegiant Air to travel to Niagara’s Falls to run a half marathon and it was a great flight there and back! #WhyFlyPGD #TogetherWeFly

1504, 2020

Kimberly Clay

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

We have been flying into Punta Gorda for nearly 7 years now. One of our very best friends decided one day she was going to move to Cape Coral, I never imagined all of the friends we would make due to her move there. My boyfriend and I have spent many happy days on the beautiful beaches there, swimming, sunning and just plain having fun. We decided to plan [...]

1504, 2020

Laura Wisser

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

I fly PGD to get to my happy place; Punta Gorda and all the surrounding gorgeous beaches. I also get to visit with my son and his significant other, spending time with them is priceless!!! I never get tired of coming down. Would not fly any other airline but Allegiant!! Quick and great flight to be there in 2 and 1/2 hours!! #TogetherWeFly

1504, 2020

Lisa Hannon

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

My husband bought a plane in 2012. I had no intention or interest in flying, but after a little persuading I began lessons with LPC Aviation. I have gone on to get my private and instrument rating. I am extremely blessed to fly out of one of the best airports with the best controllers. Keep up the good work! We are looking forward to all the coming improvements. #WhyFlyPGD [...]

1504, 2020

Melissa Bohnsack

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

We live in SWFL and flying back home to see my mother outside Elmira NY makes it helpful because she just came out of remission from Leukemia and we will be able to see her more often because of the destination is close to her home. Thank you! #WhyFlyPGD #TogetherWeFly

1504, 2020

Ron Cooke

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

After many visits to Florida from the cold North winters in Canada, we decided to purchase a winter home in SW Florida. We looked at most airports in the area and decided PGD would be the hands down choice for us and Cessna 182. Turned out to be a perfect choice. #WhyFlyPGD

1504, 2020

Ryan Peterson

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

Allegiant is the best airline to fly that’s affordable from Charleston to Punta Gorda! Punta Gorda is a really nice small airport like Charleston. I’ll definitely be flying a lot more in the near future. #WhyFlyPGD #TogetherWeFly

1504, 2020

Sharon Nagashima

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

Like a hummingbird, sometimes you need to fly quickly and with no fuss. Punta Gorda is a perfect location for my family needs. Growing up in southwest Florida, I have a deep love for the area. My elderly parents still live there and flying into PGD is a gift. I quickly get to my parents house with no fuss and great smiles from the staff. Thank you for expanding [...]

1504, 2020

Shelley Jackson

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

I LOVE PGD airport and ALWAYS fly Allegiant from the Midwest specifically Reading,Michigan to my 'second home' in Sebring! My residence in Michigan is approximately 1 hour from TOL and 1 hr 15 mins from FWA which is not only convenient but are both smaller airports as well! In addition, I LOVE the family-friendly "feel "at PGD and the ability to find where you're going without getting overwhelmed as you [...]

1504, 2020

Susan Russo

By |April 15th, 2020|Categories: WhyFlyPGD Entries|

Living in Port Charlotte and not getting to spend much time with my family in PA, PGD makes it possible for me to conveniently fly "home" to ABE to spend precious time with my granddaughter without facing a long drive back and forth to PIE!! #WhyFlyPGD #TogetherWeFly

904, 2020

Sarasota Avionics & Maintenance is Working for You

By |April 9th, 2020|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , |

Professional Service Continues at Sarasota Avionics & Maintenance  At PGD, Sarasota Avionics & Maintenance's staff is working for you! Their essential services include full-service aircraft maintenance and avionics installations, sales and support from the best FAA-certified technicians and professionals in the industry. Walk-in service is limited, so please call 941-484-5548 to talk with a manager today. Staff is disinfecting surfaces and distancing while working.  Learn more about our WhyFlyPGD [...]

204, 2020

APG Avionics & Cirrus Service Center is Working for You

By |April 2nd, 2020|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , |

Aviation Partners Group Continues to Serve PGD Aviation Partners Group (APG) is a FAA Certified Station providing essential aviation services at PGD.  From avionics sales, installation, aircraft maintenance and service for “all things Cirrus,” their top-notch certified technicians are only a phone call or email away.  Staff is dedicated to sanitizing surfaces and distancing while providing professional aircraft services. Learn more about our WhyFlyPGD campaign. Return to [...]

204, 2020

Tenant Access Remains Open

By |April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Advisories & Notices, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , |

Punta Gorda Airport remains OPEN for tenants to access to their leased hangars and facilities. Unless notified otherwise, tenant badges are active and should be operating normally. We have provided the Sheriff’s Office with direction on how to identify essential employees by their badge, so they will be able to differentiate tenants from essential employees if patrolling onsite. While T-Hangar tenants are not essential employees, the airport itself is [...]

104, 2020

Summary of March News Coverage

By |April 1st, 2020|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: March 2020 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Featured Print & Internet Stories Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Twitter Posts & Reach List of Broadcast News & Reach

104, 2020

“Best Side is By Your Side” Community Effort

By |April 1st, 2020|Categories: PGD Buzz, PGD Props|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 Our Best Side is By Your Side Visit BestSideYourSide.com to get offers from your favorite local businesses, explore restaurant take-out and delivery options, and travel virtually. Order a beautiful Greetings from Pure Florida limited edition retro t-shirt today. All profits from every t-shirt sold will go toward the Community Organizations Active in a Disaster (COAD) Florida fund providing much needed financial support for tourism industry employees and businesses in Charlotte County impacted by the recent [...]

3103, 2020

$5,000 Flight Training Discount from AeroGuard

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , , |

We know many people have been impacted by COVID-19 both in and outside the aviation community. For those interested in becoming an airline pilot, we’re offering up to $5,000 off tuition. We know the airline industry is crucial to our economy and will be in high demand once again. Let’s prepare for the future of aviation. Visit AeroGuard's website for more information. LEARN MORE TODAY! Return to PGD [...]

3003, 2020

Air Trek at PGD is Working for You

By |March 30th, 2020|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , |

Air Trek at PGD is Working for You!  Air Trek, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business that has been providing Luxury Private Charter and Air Ambulance Service here at PGD since 1978.  Give them a call today for a free quote or to book your next trip.  They are standing by for you, 7 days a week.  941-639-7855. All aircraft are cleaned an sanitized after each flight for [...]

403, 2020

PGD to USA – Adrenaline-Fueled Family Fun in Concord

By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: Visit Cabarrus Known as “Where Racing Lives,” Cabarrus County, North Carolina is a bucket list destination for motorsports fans. It’s the only place on earth where you can visit Charlotte Motor Speedway, discover legendary driver Dale Earnhardt’s hometown, watch crews at work inside NASCAR Race Shops and get behind the wheel of a stock car all in one visit! Along with major events like the NASCAR All-Star [...]

103, 2020

Summary of February News Coverage

By |March 1st, 2020|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 2020 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Featured Print & Internet Stories Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Twitter Posts & Reach List of Broadcast News & Reach

2702, 2020

Free Bluegrass Festival at Seminole Casino Hotel on March 14

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: Coming Attractions, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

Blugrass Festival at Seminole Casino Hotel The first annual Immokalee Bluegrass Festival will be at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, March 14 starting at 11 a.m. The free festival will feature six outdoor concerts with two concerts in the Zig Zag Lounge after the festival concludes, as well as a large vendor section and a variety of arts and food trucks. Admission is free, and attendees should bring their [...]

2702, 2020

NBC2: Aviation Industry Helping Charlotte County Fly Into the Future

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

  Click here for the full story. CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County is literally flying into the future. Cities like Punta Gorda, are going through big changes, thanks to the aviation industry. NBC2’s Claire Lavezzorio is giving us a bird’s eye view of the changes from a four-seater flown by flight instructor Daniel Vasilyev. The young pilot is a part of a small group of commercial pilots in [...]

2002, 2020

PGD to RIC – A History Buff’s Paradise

By |February 20th, 2020|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: Richmond Region TourismPlanning a getaway? Visit one of America’s oldest major cities with low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flights from PGD to RIC!Richmond, Virginia is the perfect spot for history buffs! Stop by St. John’s Church where Patrick Henry made his famous “give me liberty or give me death,” speech in 1775. The church remains active and open to visitors for guided tours.  Ever wonder what life was like 400 [...]

1702, 2020

NOTAMS – PGD Closures Feb. 17-20, 2020

By |February 17th, 2020|Categories: Advisories & Notices, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , |

ATTENTION PILOTS & TENANTS Please be advised of the following closures starting Monday, Feb. 17, 2020: Monday through Thursday Taxiway C will be closed from Taxiway A to Taxiway D for milling operations. Tuesday 600-series T-hangars will be closed due to paving on Taxiway E. Any tenant who would like to stage ahead of time at the South Ramp will be accommodated. Taxiway C: !PGD 02/026 PGD TWY C BTN [...]

1302, 2020

Allegiant Begins New Nonstop Service to Richmond, VA

By |February 13th, 2020|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 News Release Provided by Allegiant:  ALLEGIANT BEGINS NEW NONSTOP SERVICE FROM PUNTA GORDA WITH ROUND-TRIP FARES AS LOW AS $75 EACH WAY*  PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Feb. 13, 2020 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) begins service today from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) to Richmond International Airport (RIC). To celebrate, the company is offering round-trip fares on the new route as low as $75 each way.* “We are excited to announce that [...]

1401, 2020

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service to Savannah, GA

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 News Release Provided by Allegiant:  ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NEW NONSTOP SERVICE TO SAVANNAH WITH ONE-WAY FARES AS LOW AS $44*   PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Jan. 14, 2020 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces a new nonstop route to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) beginning June 6, 2020. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $44.* “We are thrilled to bring new service [...]

1001, 2020

Check Out “Rockabillaque Florida” On Feb. 22

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Coming Attractions, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

Florida Rockabillaque at Seminole Casino Hotel on Feb. 22, 2020 Plan to attend the first "Rockabillaque Florida" at Seminole Casino Hotel in Immokalee! Features Multiple Concerts and Car and Bike Show. Feb. 22, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This festival is free and open to all ages. Return to PGD BUZZ

801, 2020

PGD to MEM – Blues, Soul and Rock ‘N’ Roll

By |January 8th, 2020|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: Memphis Tourism (Craig Thompson) Blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, and that's just the beginning. Memphis is the destination for unforgettable Southern hospitality, an immersive cultural experience and delicious food.  This city is home to America’s most iconic street with historic Beale Street, live music every day of the week, 60 plus attractions to enjoy, and award-winning BBQ at 100 different restaurants. Make your trip to Memphis [...]

801, 2020

Summary of December News Coverage

By |January 8th, 2020|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 2019 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Featured Print & Internet Stories Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Twitter Posts & Reach List of Broadcast News & Reach

601, 2020

AeroGuard Flight Training: $5,000 OFF Promotion Extended!

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , , |

AeroGuard Flight Training Center located here at PGD is extending their Grand Opening Special through March 2020! AeroGuard’s career-oriented flight training programs are your fast-track to the airlines and for a limited time they’re offering new students up to $5,000 off tuition. Now is the perfect opportunity to fulfill your dream of becoming a pilot and save money at the same time. Enroll now for the February 10th [...]

301, 2020

Civil Air Patrol Recognized for Supporting Aviation & Community

By |January 3rd, 2020|Categories: PGD Buzz, PGD Props, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , |

We're pleased to highlight the Civil Air Patrol's Charlotte County Composite Squadron in our "Why Fly PGD" campaign.  The Cadets are shining examples of service and leadership! The Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) cadet program transforms youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders through a curriculum that focuses on leadership, aerospace, fitness and character. As cadets participate in these four elements, they advance through a series of achievements, earning honors [...]

2712, 2019

Tell Us Why YOU Fly PGD and Win Prizes

By |December 27th, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , |

Tell us why YOU fly PGD! Share your #WhyFlyPGD story on social media and enter online to be eligible to win prizes like Allegiant Travel vouchers, a VIP Stay at the Seminole Casino Hotel, sightseeing flights, free parking, gift certificates and more!January's featured prize is a ½ Hour Flight Experience for two in an Authentic Ford Tri-Motor on Jan. 25 or 26, 2020.Drawing will be on Facebook Live on January 17, followed [...]

2012, 2019

PGD to TVC – Winter in Traverse City

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: Traverse City Tourism Escape to Traverse City this winter with a low cost, nonstop Allegiant flight and experience all the scenic views Michigan has to offer! The fun is just beginning in winter, so take a trip along the Traverse Wine Coast. With 40+ wineries to choose from, it’s a wine lover’s paradise – sip sip hooray! You’ll fall in love with this wine country as you taste [...]

1812, 2019

Holiday Travel Tips & Reminders

By |December 18th, 2019|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; 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 [...]

1212, 2019

Summary of November News Coverage

By |December 12th, 2019|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 2019 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Featured Print & Internet Stories Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Twitter Posts & Reach List of Broadcast News & Reach

212, 2019

AeroGuard Flight Training – $5,000 Grand Opening Special

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , , |

Information Provided by AeroGuard:  Florida Grand Opening Special! With the Grand Opening of our new campus in Florida last month, we're celebrating and offering up to $5,000 off tuition for all students who start class at AeroGuard's Punta Gorda campus through the month of January 2020! New Campus, New Opportunities! Last month we announced our continued expansion and growth into Florida with our fifth location from coast to coast. [...]

2711, 2019

PGD to RDU – ‘Tis the Season!

By |November 27th, 2019|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: visitRaleigh Get into the holiday spirit with low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flights to Raleigh, North Carolina! What better way to experience the joy of the season than with a trip to Piper Lights? Drive through seven acres of captivating Christmas light displays and then hop on a train to visit jolly old Saint Nick! This nationally recognized 30-year tradition is one you won’t want to miss. If one [...]

2211, 2019

PGD Awarded $6 Million Federal Grant

By |November 22nd, 2019|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Skywriters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

FAA Grant to Fund General Aviation Apron PUNTA GORDA, FL (Nov. 22, 2019) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority will be receiving $6 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for construction of a new general aviation (GA) apron on the north side of the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). Airport officials were notified by the Office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on Thursday that the funding announcement [...]

2011, 2019

Airport Therapy Dogs – Vote for Your Favorite Name!

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: PGD Buzz|

CONTEST UPDATE! We're Pleased to share the winning name is "K-9 Comfort Crew" submitted by Kim Corby.  Stay tuned for the new logo and more photos of these fabulous pups.  CLICK HERE TO VOTE - VOTING NOW CLOSED These specially-trained therapy dogs bring smiles to our passengers and staff at PGD several times a month! Anxious passengers are soothed by their calm demeanor and encouraging handlers. Help us name this [...]

2011, 2019

PGD Wins Statewide Recognition for Marketing

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: News, PGD Buzz, Skywriters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Airport Honored with Flagler Award at Florida Tourism Forum PUNTA GORDA, FL (Nov. 20, 2019) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority is proud to announce statewide recognition for Punta Gorda Airport’s public relations and marketing efforts in collaboration with its agency partner, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and Public Relations (GSMA). Tuesday night, during the 19th Annual Flagler Awards at the Florida Tourism Forum, Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) [...]

2011, 2019

AeroGuard Now Offering Flight Training at PGD

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: News, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , |

News Release Provided by AeroGuard AeroGuard Flight Training Center Expands Into Florida, Opens New Punta Gorda Flight School AeroGuard Flight Training Center, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, proudly announces the opening of its 5th campus, located at the Punta Gorda Airport in Charlotte County, Florida. For AeroGuard, this marks its first campus on the East Coast with other locations in Riverside, CA, Austin, TX, Chandler, AZ and Phoenix, AZ. AeroGuard’s [...]

1411, 2019

Summary of October News Coverage

By |November 14th, 2019|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 2019 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Featured Print & Internet Stories Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Twitter Posts & Reach List of Broadcast News & Reach

1311, 2019

Fleet Maintenance Technician

By |November 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

SUMMARY: Under the direction and guidance of the Manager of Facilities, is responsible for the maintenance of the fleet vehicles and responsible for the overall organization and cleanliness of the maintenance shop facility. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operates equipment and uses hand tools safely in the performance of all duties. Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all vehicles and equipment. Implements and monitors a preventative maintenance program to assure cost [...]

1311, 2019

Seasonal Line Service Technician (Fueler)

By |November 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Seasonal Line Tech needed for refueling, marshaling, towing, mooring aircraft and other duties. The Line Service Technician is responsible for a safe, compliant, and efficient FBO operation including aircraft fueling, ground handling, facilities maintenance and customer service. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operate all aircraft fueling operations per FAA requirements and airline standards. Maintain daily record keeping as assigned, electronic or manual.  Assist with the daily functions of the customer service counter [...]

1211, 2019

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service to Richmond, VA

By |November 12th, 2019|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 News Release Provided by Allegiant:  ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NEW NONSTOP SERVICE TO PUNTA GORDA WITH ONE-WAY FARES AS LOW AS $65* PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Nov. 12, 2019 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces service to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), from Richmond, Virginia via Richmond International Airport (RIC) beginning Feb. 13, 2020. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $65.* “We are excited [...]

811, 2019

TSA Precheck Mobile Enrollment Returning to PGD in December 2019

By |November 8th, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

PUNTA GORDA, FL (Nov. 8, 2019) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority announced today the TSA Pre✓®  Mobile RV will returning to the Punta Gorda Airport for a TSA Pre✓® Mobile Enrollment RV onsite event. Dates: 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. – [...]

1710, 2019

Nonstop, Low-cost Flights to Traverse City Begin Today

By |October 17th, 2019|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

 News Release Provided by Allegiant:  ALLEGIANT KICKS OFF NEW NONSTOP SERVICE TO TRAVERSE CITY WITH ROUND-TRIP FARES AS LOW AS $69 EACH WAY* PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Oct. 17, 2019 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) begins service today from Punta Gorda to Traverse City, Michigan. To celebrate, the company is offering round-trip fares on the new route as low as $69 each way.* “We’re excited to continue our growth and offer [...]

1410, 2019

Air Show TFRs Oct. 31 – Nov. 2

By |October 14th, 2019|Categories: Advisories & Notices|

The Punta Gorda Airport is hosting the Florida International Air Show Nov. 1-3, 2019. Pilots and tenants should be prepared for multiple Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) starting on Thursday, Oct. 31 as the aerial surveys and practices begin. TFR is 5NM from PGD and from surface to 15,000 feet MSL Days: Thursday October 31 1930Z to 2100Z ( 3:30 pm local to 5 pm local) Friday November 1 1400Z [...]

1010, 2019

Tenant Meeting Oct. 16 – Runway Construction

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Advisories & Notices|

Tenant Meeting - Construction Impacts & Runway Safety Program Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 1 p.m. at the Board Room 7375 Utilities Road, PGD Join us to learn more about the Runway Safety Program and upcoming construction phasing plan for 15-33. Speakers include George Harper, Air Traffic Manager and Ben Duke, Airside Ops & Regulatory Manager. We will be reviewing the upcoming construction phasing plan and laying out the impacts that it [...]

1010, 2019

Summary of September News Coverage

By |October 10th, 2019|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 2019 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) September 2019 - PDF Of Highlighted Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Twitter Posts & Reach List of Broadcast News & Reach

910, 2019

Traffic Advisory – Paving On Piper Road

By |October 9th, 2019|Categories: Advisories & Notices, PGD Buzz|

Provided by Charlotte County:  TRAFFIC ADVISORY Intermittent Lane Closures on Piper Road Between Henry Street and Jones Loop Road CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2019) – Piper Road, between Henry Street and Jones Loop Road, will have intermittent lane closures on Monday, Oct. 7 until Friday, Oct. 18. This closure is required for milling and resurfacing of the roadway. Advance warning signs and flaggers will be on site to [...]

110, 2019

News Release – New Ground Transportation at PGD

By |October 1st, 2019|Categories: News, PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

3009, 2019

News Release – PGD Expands Food Options

By |September 30th, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , |

Food Truck Fall Launches in October 2019  Punta Gorda, FL (Sept. 30, 2019) – Punta Gorda Airport’s (PGD) passengers and local residents can experience a variety of new food options this October with the launch of Food Truck Fall. Each upcoming Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday a new food truck is going to be serving delicious eats and treats in the short-term parking lot across from the Bailey Terminal. [...]

2709, 2019

Part-Time Grounds Maintenance Technician

By |September 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

SUMMARY: Under the direction and guidance of the Grounds Supervisor, is responsible for the maintenance of the grounds, to include chemical applications. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operates grounds equipment and uses hand tools safely in the performance of all duties. Responsible for grounds maintenance, to include mowing, edging, blowing, trimming, pruning, weeding and spraying. Maintains the mechanical equipment and hand tools used. Installs and maintains flowers and shrubs for a colorful [...]

2409, 2019

2019 Food Truck Schedule

By |September 24th, 2019|Categories: PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Food Trucks Apply Here! Stop by the north end of the short-term parking lot across from the Bailey Terminal (arrivals) for delicious offerings!  Parking is free for two hours. MORE FOOD OPTIONS The SkyView Café is located adjacent to the Bailey Terminal and is open to the public for breakfast and lunch. They feature daily specials along with a full bar. Closed on Saturdays. Inside the Bailey [...]

1309, 2019

Sarasota Avionics – Spotlight & Special Maintenance Offer!

By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , |

Come by and meet Aron to get $100 off your next oil change or 10% off your next annual (terms and restrictions apply).  Call 941-484-5548 to set up an appointment today! Meet Aron Gober - Maintenance Supervisor We are pleased to highlight Sarasota Avionics & Maintenance and welcome Aron Gober to their team at PGD! Aron moved with his wife and daughter to [...]

1209, 2019

Air Service Destination Survey – Initial Results Are In!

By |September 12th, 2019|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Preliminary Survey Results 1,341 people participated in PGD's Air Service Destination Survey between July 25 and Sept. 4, 2019. Of the initial 200 participants that provided email address, 63 of them have claimed their coupon for a free coffee or bottled water. Additional prizes for free parking and gift certificates to The Junction will be drawn and announced by the end of September 2019. View the Preliminary Results here. [...]

1109, 2019

Advisories For Training Exercise Sept. 17

By |September 11th, 2019|Categories: Advisories & Notices|

Law Enforcement and emergency responders from local agencies will take part in a full-scale training exercise at Punta Gorda Airport on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The exercise will simulate an emergency response scenario at the Bailey Terminal and commercial passenger areas.  The Viking Avenue entrance road will be closed, and only pre-approved participants will be allowed to access the Bailey Terminal. Passers-by are not advised to [...]

409, 2019

Earn Your Wings Reading Challenge

By |September 4th, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Earning a Free Air Show Ticket is Easy!  ATTENTION all K-5 students in Charlotte County: Read an aviation-related book to "earn your wings" and receive a free ticket to the Florida International Air Show!   PUBLIC SCHOOL PARENTS - If you have an elementary school student in Charlotte County Public Schools, check your child's backpack. Ensure the completed form is returned to their teacher. Earn Your Wings Contest Dates:  September [...]

309, 2019

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

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, News, PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

309, 2019

Call for Food Truck Vendors

By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , |

Bring your food truck to the passengers and staff at the Bailey Terminal on Saturdays all day, or on Sundays through Fridays from 1:30 p.m. into evenings. We are accepting applications for a limited time period at no cost to vendors. LEARN MORE Return to PGD BUZZ

109, 2019

Summary of August News Coverage

By |September 1st, 2019|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 2019 – Interactive Version (Password: PGD) August 2019 - PDF of Highlighted Articles Highlights from regional & national coverage: List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Twitter Posts & Reach List of Broadcast News & Reach

2908, 2019

Airport Hurricane Preparations

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Advisories & Notices, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

1208, 2019

NOTAM for Runway 4-22

By |August 12th, 2019|Categories: Advisories & Notices, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , |

Temporary Night Closures Runway 4-22 will be closed at the following times for maintenance surveys: 11 p.m. on 8/13/19 until 6 a.m. on 8/14/19 11 p.m. on 8/14/19 until 6 a.m. on 8/15/19 11 p.m. on 8/15/19 until 6 a.m. on 8/16/19 Runway 15-33 will remain open for aircraft usage. Return to PGD BUZZ

708, 2019

PGD Featured in Business View Magazine

By |August 7th, 2019|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Skywriters, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Punta Gorda Airport: Reborn and high flying! Business View Magazine interviews CEO James Parish for its series on successful Regional American Airports. Website Article Digital Magazine  Return to PGD BUZZ

608, 2019

Summary of July News Coverage

By |August 6th, 2019|Categories: News FlyBy, 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: July 2019 - Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Highlights from regional & national coverage: News Articles & Clippings List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Twitter Posts & Reach List of Broadcast News & Reach

2607, 2019

Pizza Truck at the Bailey Terminal on Saturday, July 27

By |July 26th, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , |

Trippin’ on Pizza is a new wave pizza food truck that’s bursting with taste and style. Free parking for 2 hours, so look for the truck across from the Bailey Terminal on Saturday, July 27 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Passengers and local residents are encouraged to purchase some delicious, gourmet pizza! Return to PGD BUZZ PIZZA FLAVORS: Mac Daddy Hogwarts Scuba Rueben Grow [...]

2507, 2019

PGD Launches Air Service Destination Survey

By |July 25th, 2019|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Participants Eligible for Airport Coupons & Prizes   Punta Gorda, FL (July 25, 2019) – Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) is offering coupons and prizes for airport parking and concessions to encourage participation in its online air service destination survey through Aug. 31, 2019. The survey focuses on two areas of air service via PGD: intrastate and major U.S. hub destinations. The survey, which can be found at www.FlyPGD.com/survey, asks potential [...]

2407, 2019

Summary of June News Coverage

By |July 24th, 2019|Categories: News FlyBy, 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 2019 - Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Highlights from regional & national coverage: News Articles & Clippings  List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Twitter Posts & Reach List of Broadcast News & Reach

2407, 2019

PGD to ROC – Plan your family’s perfect play-cation!

By |July 24th, 2019|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: The Strong Museum Looking for that perfect play-cation destination that's fun for the whole family? Consider Rochester, NY! You can get there with a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight this Fall. The city is home to the The Strong Museum which is the ultimate play destination for families of all ages! The museum boasts two floors of interactive exhibits and the world’s largest collection of toys, dolls, games, and electronic games. It’s [...]

2307, 2019

FAA Expands Opportunities for Safe Drone Operations

By |July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Advisories & Notices, News, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , |

Read PGD's Airspace Incursion Safety Notice This news release was provided by the FAA: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) beginning on July 23 will expand the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system to include recreational flyers. This action will significantly increase the ability of drone pilots to gain access to controlled airspace nationwide. LAANC, a collaboration between the FAA and industry that directly supports the safe integration of [...]

107, 2019

Runway Construction Updates

By |July 1st, 2019|Categories: Advisories & Notices, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , |

Runway 15-33 Rehabilitation and Extension This project consists of constructing a 593-foot extension on the south end of Runway 15-33 (increasing the length to 6,281 feet) and rehabilitating the existing runway pavement. In addition, Woodlawn Drive will be realigned to be outside the limits of the new Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) on the south end of Runway 33 once it is extended to the south. Runway 4-22 Rehabilitation This project [...]

2606, 2019

Pizza Truck at the Bailey Terminal on Saturday, June 29

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , |

Trippin’ on Pizza is a new wave pizza food truck that’s bursting with taste and style. Free parking for 2 hours, so look for the truck across from the Bailey Terminal on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Passengers and local residents are encouraged to purchase some delicious, gourmet pizza! Return to PGD BUZZ PIZZA FLAVORS: Mac Daddy Hogwarts Scuba Rueben Grow [...]

2106, 2019

Spotlight on Airport Interns

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: PGD Buzz, PGD Props|Tags: , , |

Each year, PGD selects a couple special college students for our “Airport Operations Intern” program.  Meet Tripp Lytle and Rachelle Hargrove - two great college students working full-time this summer at PGD. They’re getting an overview of how the entire airport runs, from working outside on the ramp with aircraft and interacting with passengers at the terminal, to behind-the-scenes activities of our airside operations and office administration teams. The [...]

1006, 2019

Summary of May News Coverage

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: News FlyBy, 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 2019 - Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Highlights from regional & national coverage: News Articles & Clippings List of Internet Articles & Reach List of Twitter Posts & Reach

706, 2019

Airspace Incursion Safety Notice

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: Advisories & Notices, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , |

The purpose of this notice is to highlight potential dangers to aircraft around the Punta Gorda Airport, and to ask for community assistance in enforcement of state and federal statutes. View the flyer.  Please avoid setting off fireworks, or releasing sky lanterns or balloons, within a five-mile radius of PGD. Even floating items that are released farther away may be carried into PGD’s airspace by persistent winds. FIREWORKS: Fireworks, [...]

706, 2019

PGD to PVD – Experience art that engages the senses!

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: N.Millard/GoProvidence.com Experience art that engages the senses! The WaterFire Providence full lighting is happening this month in RI and, it’s just a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight away! WaterFire is an award-winning sculpture by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence. Considered a moving symbol of the city’s renaissance, the sculpture attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees each year to experience the magic of 80+ sparkling bonfires, torch-lit vessels [...]

606, 2019

PGD Ranked Among North America’s Airport Leaders

By |June 6th, 2019|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , |

PGD Tops Low-Cost Collaborators List L to R: OAG's Mark Mattio, PGD's COO Ron Mallard, OAG's Stephen Leonard Punta Gorda, FL (June 6, 2019) – OAG, the world’s leading provider of travel data and insight, revealed its North America’s Airport Leaders 2019 report on June 4, 2019. With an 11% growth rate, Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) ranked at the top of OAG's list of medium-sized airports in the [...]

3105, 2019

Coming Soon – ePay for Airport Tenants!

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , |

Online bill payment for airport tenants is coming in mid-June 2019!   This free service will allow tenants to pay their invoices online and schedule future payments too. If you’re a tenant not already receiving your statements by email, please provide it to billing@FlyPGD.com so we can establish your online account. Stay tuned for more info! Return to PGD BUZZ

3105, 2019

Airport Advertising Delivers

By |May 31st, 2019|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: |

The stats above are taken from a Clear Channel Airports-commissioned Nielsen study that revealed airport advertising is a highly effective media platform that reaches frequent flyers, tourists and business travelers and raises brand awareness while driving sales to local and national businesses. The study provides insights into frequent flyer responsiveness to airport advertising, the types of activities travelers engage in while waiting for their flights, and what actions consumers [...]

2805, 2019

PGD to RFD – Plan your summer adventure!

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: West Rock Wake Park Itching for some summer adventure? Escape to Rockford, IL with a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight out of PGD! Whether you’re a beginner or a total pro, get in on the waterskiing and wakeboarding fun at West Rock Wake Park! No boat? No problem! Its revolutionary cable system eliminates the need for a boat, so you can enjoy the sport anytime you want! Be one with nature at [...]

1605, 2019

Travel Tip – Secure & Declare Firearms

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Advisories & Notices, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

305, 2019

James Parish Voted Into Distinguished Aviation Society

By |May 3rd, 2019|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

305, 2019

Congressional Art Competition Reception Photos

By |May 3rd, 2019|Categories: PGD Buzz, PGD Props, Skywriters|Tags: , , , , |

On April 24, 2019 Punta Gorda Airport co-hosted a reception with U.S. Congressman Greg Steube's office. The Congressman  honored students that participated in the Congressional Art Competition. Our local elected officials and community partners enjoyed the new Flybrary, art, historic exhibits and photo displays. Congressman Steube & Staff Airport Authority Commissioners [...]

305, 2019

NBC-2 News Weather Camera at PGD

By |May 3rd, 2019|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Wondering what the weather is like at PGD? Now you can find out 24 hours a day with NBC-2 News weather camera at our our Air Traffic Control Tower! Save the time-lapse camera view to your favorites! Return to PGD BUZZ

305, 2019

NBC-2 News Weather Camera at PGD

By |May 3rd, 2019|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , |

Wondering what the weather is like at PGD? Now you can find out 24 hours a day with NBC-2 News weather camera at our our Air Traffic Control Tower! Save the time-lapse camera view to your favorites! Return to PGD BUZZ

305, 2019

NEW! GA Center Fly Through Video Online

By |May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , |

We're planning to start construction on the new General Aviation Center (GAC) in 2020.  Stay updated with all the latest news by saving the GAC project page to your favorites. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to catch up on all our great videos! Return to PGD BUZZ

305, 2019

NEW! GA Center Fly Through Video Online

By |May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , , |

We're planning to start construction on the new General Aviation Center (GAC) in 2020.  Stay updated with all the latest news by saving the GAC project page to your favorites. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to catch up on all our great videos! Return to PGD BUZZ

305, 2019

Today’s Cadets, Tomorrow’s Leaders

By |May 3rd, 2019|Categories: PGD Buzz, PGD Props, Skywriters, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , |

The Civil Air Patrol's Charlotte Composite Squadron and Cadet Program is featured in Harbor Style Magazine this month! PGD is proud to have the Civil Air Patrol here at PGD.  View the photos and article. Return to PGD BUZZ

2904, 2019

PGD to BNA – Music festivals happening this summer!

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: CMA Fest They say music heals the soul. So what better place to plan your summer vacation to than Music City?! Nashville, TN is just a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight away from PGD! Regardless of your taste in tunes, there’s something for everyone in June! That’s when CMA Fest rolls into town, and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival happens in nearby Manchester. Considered the ultimate country music fan experience, CMA Fest [...]

1104, 2019

PGD’s Economic Impact Surpasses $1 Billion

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|Tags: , , , , , , , |

New FDOT Study Follows Another Record-Breaking Month of Passenger Traffic Punta Gorda, FL (April 11, 2019) – Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) new Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study values Punta Gorda Airport’s (PGD) total economic impact (output) at $1,275,088,000. FDOT’s profile on PGD attributes more than $100 million in on-airport impacts and nearly $573 million in visitor spending impacts. When combined with the multiplier impacts and payroll of nearly [...]

404, 2019

Summary of February & March News Coverage

By |April 4th, 2019|Categories: News FlyBy, 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 2019 - Interactive Version (Password: PGD) March 2019 - Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Highlights from regional & national coverage: February 2019 - PDF Version March 2019 - PDF Version

2603, 2019

Piper Road Extension Now Open – Use Exit 164 Too

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: Advisories & Notices, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown, Travel Tips|Tags: , , |

You can now take I-75 exits 161 or 164 to quickly enter and leave PGD! From exit 164, head east on US 17 and turn right at the next intersection. Follow Piper Road for 2.3 miles, and then turn left into the main entrance on Viking Avenue. Return to PGD BUZZ

1503, 2019

PGD to IND – There’s a surprise waiting around every turn!

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: White River State Park This spring, plan a vacation that’s fast and furious with a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight to Indianapolis, IN. May is the perfect time to visit, as drivers take to the starting lines for the annual Indy 500 at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But there’s a surprise waiting around every turn here! Called the Circle City, downtown Indy is anchored by the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. It pays [...]

1403, 2019

Pizza Truck at PGD on March 23

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , , , , |

Trippin’ on Pizza is a new wave pizza food truck that’s bursting with taste and style. Free parking for 2 hours, so look for the truck across from the Bailey Terminal on Saturday, March 23 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Passengers and local residents are encouraged to purchase some delicious, gourmet pizza! Trippin On Pizza Website Return to PGD BUZZ

403, 2019

PGD Welcomes TSA PreCheck Enrollment March 25 – April 5

By |March 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mobile RV at PGD March 25 -  April 5, 2019 PUNTA GORDA, FL (March 4, 2019) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announced today the TSA Pre✓®  Mobile RV will be coming to the Punta Gorda Airport for a TSA Pre✓® Mobile Enrollment RV onsite event. Date: Monday March 25 – Thursday April 4, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed [...]

2602, 2019

PGD Announces New “Flybrary” at the Bailey Terminal

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|

Charlotte County Library System Partnership offers Free Books to Passengers Punta Gorda, FL (Feb. 26, 2019) – Passengers flying through Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) can now take, borrow or trade a book for free at the Bailey Terminal near baggage claim. The PGD Flybrary partnership with the Charlotte County Library System is intended to promote literacy, reduce flight anxiety and help create a positive travel experience. “Flying is the [...]

2202, 2019

PGD to ATW – Start planning your Spring getaway!

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau Just in time for a Spring getaway! We’re thrilled to spotlight one of our newer routes: Appleton, Wisconsin. A magical and historical journey is just a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight away. Did you know the first home to be electrified by Edison’s central hydroelectric station system still stands in Appleton today? You can tour the nationally renowned Hearthstone Historic House Museum and [...]

1402, 2019

Summary of January News Coverage

By |February 14th, 2019|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources throughout the month of January 2019. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: Interactive Version (Password: PGD) PDF Version Highlights from regional & national coverage: January 2019 - PDF Version

502, 2019

Combined Public Workshop & Hearing is March 5

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: Coming Attractions, News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport Five-Year Capital Improvement Program DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 Open House: 4 - 5:30 p.m. Public Hearing: 5:30 p.m. Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center 75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 Proposed Airport Improvements: The proposed improvements, collectively referred to in the Draft EA as the Proposed Project, include the following development actions: 1) improving runway safety and function by reconstructing/rehabilitating Runway [...]

1801, 2019

Air Traffic Control Tower: Users Survey

By |January 18th, 2019|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|

Use the Tower? Take the Survey!The Punta Gorda Air Traffic Control Tower strives to provide excellent communications and service.  To assist their staff, please fill out this brief survey and return a printed copy to the FBO or the administration office by Jan. 31, 2019. If you would like to email your feedback, please send the completed survey to Airport@flyPGD.com.  Thank you for your cooperation and feedback! VIEW THE SURVEY   [...]

1701, 2019

Economic Development Business Brief

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: PGD Buzz, Skywriters|

Reaching new heights, breaking new ground, blazing new trails Economic development continues to bloom in beautiful Charlotte County. In this issue of EDP Business Brief, you’ll learn how Punta Gorda Airport continues to reach new heights. You can read about a company that just broke ground here. And how a new grant from the state of Florida will help Charlotte County blaze extraordinary new trails in workforce development. Sign [...]

1001, 2019

PGD’s FBO Earns Spot on Premiere Safety Map

By |January 10th, 2019|Categories: News, PGD Buzz, PGD Props|

Recognized for Best Practices in Aircraft Fueling, Service & Ground Handling Punta Gorda, FL (January 10, 2019) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) has achieved NATA Safety 1st qualified status in the last quarter of 2018 and is now listed on the NATA FBO Status Map. The National Air Transportation Association (NATA), which represents aviation businesses, developed its 'Safety 1st' [...]

1001, 2019

PGD to STC – A Winter Wonderland!

By |January 10th, 2019|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: Powder Ridge This winter, we’re excited to announce a new destination! You can now book a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight to Greater St. Cloud, Minn.! A true winter wonderland awaits! Heard of hygge? You’ll discover yours here. It’s what locals refer to as the feeling of cozy contentment that this area brings. A highlight to check out is Quarry Park and Nature Preserve. If you love the [...]

801, 2019

Punta Gorda Airport Ends 2018 With Significant Accomplishments

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|

Year-End Passenger Traffic Up 22% Punta Gorda, FL (January 8, 2019) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) has announced the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) passenger count for 2018 totaled 1,577,164. This is a 21.95% increase in passenger traffic for 2018 compared with 1,293,337 total passengers in 2017. For the month of December 2018, the total passenger count was 131,423. There were 62,617 boarding passengers and 68,806 arriving passengers, [...]

801, 2019

Summary of December News Coverage

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources throughout the month of December 2018. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: Interactive Version (Password: PGD) PDF Version Highlights from regional & national coverage: December 2018 - PDF Version Summary of Articles in the Charlotte Sun: December 2018 - PDF Version

101, 2019

PGD to MLI – Bald Eagle Days in the Quad Cities!

By |January 1st, 2019|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit:  Visit Quad Cities It’s not a plane and it’s not Superman, it’s a bald eagle! See our nation’s symbol at the Bald Eagle Days festival in the Quad Cities. You can get there with a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight to Quad City International Airport (MLI)! Each winter, visitors flock to the mighty Mississippi River to spot bald eagles as they fish near the lock & dams. A three day celebration [...]

2812, 2018

Major Aircraft Maintenance Training Grant from State of Florida Announced

By |December 28th, 2018|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|

Introductory message from PGD's CEO James W. Parish, P.E.:  PGD's CEO James W. Parish, P.E. This is a game changer for the future of aviation at PGD. There is a strong demand for A&P certified mechanics from our current tenants like Air Trek, APG Avionics, Sarasota Avionics and Allegiant.  We only see the demand for aircraft mechanics increasing as PGD continues to grow. This new pipeline of [...]

2012, 2018

PGD to LEX – Kick off 2019 by exploring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail!

By |December 20th, 2018|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: Visit LEX If you’re looking to kick off 2019 with some adventure, consider a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight to Lexington, KY! Meander through the beautiful Bluegrass scenery while exploring Kentucky’s rich bourbon culture along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail! Whether you choose to bike, drive or take a guided tour, there are 14 legendary distilleries to cross off your list. You’ll also be able to take in views [...]

1812, 2018

Sweet Treats at the FBO Dec. 19-21

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , |

Sweet Treats at the FBO Our FBO staff welcomes you to stop by December 19, 20 & 21 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to enjoy some coffee and snacks. Wednesday and Thursday will be perfect opportunities for our T-Hangar tenants to sign their new leases. Happy Holidays from the FBO and the entire PGD staff! Return to PGD BUZZ

1412, 2018

New T-Hangar Leases for Existing Tenants

By |December 14th, 2018|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , |

Action Requested for Existing Tenants PRINT PDF: LESSEE INFO SHEET TAKE ONLINE: DRIVERS EDUCATION TEST FOR REVIEW: UPDATED T-HANGAR LEASE Dear Hangar Tenant: Starting in January 2019, your new hangar leases approved by the Airport Authority at the November 2018 Board Meeting will go into effect. We’re requesting your cooperation in signing your new lease as soon as [...]

1312, 2018

Allegiant Launches Nonstop Service to Albany from PGD

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|

News Release provided by Allegiant:  PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Dec. 13, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today launches new nonstop service from Albany, New York to Punta Gorda. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new route for as low as $62.* “It’s a great day for Albany-area travelers who are eager for a warm getaway to southwest Florida,” said [...]

712, 2018

PGD to PSM – Experience a Vintage Christmas!

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: ClearEyePhoto Does a month-long Christmas celebration sound good to you? Turns out it’s just a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight away to Portsmouth, NH. A classic holiday tradition, Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth basically transforms New Hampshire’s oldest waterfront town into a Christmas city all month long! Run, run as fast as you can! Turns out, you can catch the gingerbread man here! Cast your vote and take in [...]

712, 2018

Passenger Tip – Where to Pick Up Uber & Lyft

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|Tags: , |

Watch this 30-second video so you know exactly where to catch your Uber or Lyft from PGD. If you are unable to cross the street to the loading area in the short-term parking lot, please contact your driver directly for assistance. Thank you for your cooperation, and for flying PGD. Return to PGD BUZZ

312, 2018

Summary of November News Coverage

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources throughout the month of November 2018. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: Interactive Version (Password: PGD) PDF Version Highlights from regional & national coverage: November 2018 - PDF Version Summary of Articles in the Charlotte Sun: November 2018 - PDF Version

2911, 2018

PGD to BLV – Plan your perfect holiday getaway!

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: Ballpark Village Search for the perfect Christmas tree in Eckert’s lush evergreen forest! Tis the season! Still looking for the perfect holiday getaway? Consider a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight to Belleville, IL! You’ll find Santa at Eckert’s Country Store & Farms, the largest family-owned restaurant and orchard in the United States! Cut your own Christmas tree with supplied saws and sleighs! Have breakfast [...]

1911, 2018

Arrive Early – You’ll Be Thankful You Did!

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|

This is just a friendly reminder that the busy holiday season kicks off Thanksgiving week - with seven flights leaving PGD between 6 and 8 a.m. It takes some time for all our passengers to check-in and get through security, so we really appreciate those early birds that help things flow more smoothly! Allegiant and the Transportation Security Administration recommend you arrive at least 2 hours early -- and so does [...]

1911, 2018

Tenant Touchdown – Flight Fast Track is Now at PGD

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: News, News FlyBy, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|

Join us in welcoming David Schall and Craig Scully of Flight Fast Track to the PGD family.   Flight Fast Track (FFT) is one of the only accelerated flight training schools in the state of Florida.  They offer a 3-week accelerated private pilot course, along with accelerated courses in instrument training, CFI training, and commercial multi-engine and commercial single engine courses. They also offer self-paced training for those learning to [...]

1911, 2018

Allegiant Kicks off 3 New Routes from PGD!

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: News, PGD Buzz, Skywriters|

News Release provided by Allegiant:  PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Nov. 14, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) this week begins new service to Fort Myers / Punta Gorda from three new cities: Appleton, Wisconsin; Omaha, Nebraska and Syracuse, New York. To celebrate, the company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $68.* “We’re thrilled to continue [...]

1511, 2018

Big Thanks to 75th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors!

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: News, PGD Buzz, PGD Props|

We'd like to extend many thanks to our 75th Anniversary Celebration host Air Trek  and wonderful sponsors Southwest Engineering & Design, Inc, Farr Law Firm, Eastern Aviation Fuels, AECOM and Kimley-Horn. We look forward to continuing our great partnerships and new opportunities in the years ahead. Return to PGD BUZZ

1411, 2018

PGD to FNT – Get into the holiday spirit!

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce What better way to get into the holiday spirit than in Flint, Michigan?! Experience the joy this season with low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flights from PGD to FNT. All aboard the Huckleberry Railroad Train! One of Mid Michigan’s favorite holiday traditions, Christmas at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad is where you’ll find thousands of lights, costumed villagers, live entertainment, shopping and festive [...]

911, 2018

How to Use Our New Self-Serve Fuel Interface

By |November 9th, 2018|Categories: PGD Buzz, Plane Talk, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , |

Great news for our general aviation community that fuels at PGD!  We’ve upgraded our self-serve fueling station on the south ramp with new technology and an easy-to-use interface.  The improved user interface includes a large sunlight readable color display with auto-dimming and back-lit touch keypad. Please watch this quick video to learn the basics of self-service fueling at PGD! https://youtu.be/Ex2AtodOyPg?list=PLnhIDJ7adJMzpY4YHmx3v3a4vD6c_BiK0 […]

711, 2018

PGD to MDT – Calling all chocolate lovers and history buffs!

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: The Hershey Company Calling all chocolate lovers and history buffs! Your sweet vacation is a low-cost, nonstop Allegiant flight away to Hershey and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania! The town made famous for its chocolate is home to Hershey's Chocolate World, where you can create your own candy bar! Created in the 1900’s as a place for Mr. Hershey’s factory workers to unwind, Hersheypark is now one of the nation’s [...]

511, 2018

Summary of October News Coverage

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: News FlyBy, PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda Airport and the Charlotte County Airport Authority have been covered in various local and national news sources throughout the month of October 2018. Meltwater Media Monitoring Report: Interactive Version (Password: PGD) Highlights from regional & national coverage: October 2018 - PDF Version Summary of Articles in the Charlotte Sun: October 2018 - PDF Version

111, 2018

Congrats to New ACE Certified Staff

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: PGD Buzz, PGD Props|Tags: , |

Congratulations to Richard Fagar (left) and Greg Hill for earning their certifications in the ACE Airfield Lighting Maintenance program. Join us in recognizing them for completing an extensive curriculum based on FAA, U.S. military and international recommendations. The course is designed to provide detailed electrical theory and proven maintenance techniques while educating and challenging airport personnel with airfield lighting maintenance responsibilities. We're so happy they're part of the PGD [...]

3110, 2018

PGD to ABE – Happy anniversary, Lehigh Valley International Airport!

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: Discover Lehigh Valley Happy Halloween! The holiday marks 5 years of direct, low-cost, nonstop Allegiant service between PGD and ABE. Happy anniversary, Lehigh Valley International Airport! Join us in celebrating and book your next vacation to historic Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. History is rich in the valley, which includes Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton. America’s symbol of freedom – the Liberty Bell was hidden here during the Revolutionary War. [...]

2210, 2018

Notice to Aviation Community – TFR for October 31

By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Advisories & Notices, News, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , |

Please see this important PDF regarding the temporary flight restriction (TFR) effective for all PGD operations EXCEPT commercial scheduled service and anyone on a flight plan. No flight training or local flights during this time: October 31 from 5:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. local time. Return to PGD BUZZ

1710, 2018

PGD to AVL – Fall in Asheville

By |October 17th, 2018|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: ExploreAsheville.com Fall is upon us! Whisk away from the lingering summer heat and humidity to enjoy scenic displays of fall foliage and crisp autumn air with a getaway to Asheville, North Carolina! The city is known for bringing “leaf peepers” to town. Take in the views with a scenic cruise along Blue Ridge Parkway, reaching the highest ridge tops of the Southern Appalachians. Or hike across the [...]

110, 2018

PGD Holds Coin Treasure Hunt Contest Oct. 1-10, 2018

By |October 1st, 2018|Categories: News, PGD Buzz|

Punta Gorda, FL (October 1, 2018) – Local residents and visitors are encouraged to participate in PGD’s 75th Anniversary Coin Treasure Hunt Contest being held online and at hidden locations in Charlotte County Oct. 1-10, 2018. Participants can submit entries to win travel getaways at www.FlyPGD.com/contest.  […]

110, 2018

Notice to Aviation Community – TFRs for Air Show Oct. 19-21

By |October 1st, 2018|Categories: Advisories & Notices, PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , |

Please see the following important PDF memo regarding the Florida International Air Show flying activity at PGD October 19-21, 2018.   AIRSPACE TFR FDC 8/9570 ZMA FL..AIRSPACE PUNTA GORDA, FL..TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.145, MANAGEMENT OF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS IN THE VICINITY OF AERIAL DEMONSTRATIONS AND MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS, ACFT OPS ARE PROHIBITED WI AN AREA DEFINED AS 5 NM RADIUS OF 265507N/0815902W OR RSW336025 SFC-15000FT UNLESS [...]

2809, 2018

PGD to FWA – Genealogy Center

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

  Photo Credit: Visit Fort Wayne Are you curious about your family tree? The answers you’re looking for may be just a flight away to Fort Wayne, Indiana! Fort Wayne is home to the nation’s largest public genealogical collection, the Genealogy Center! It’s the ideal place to explore your family’s history, whether you’re brand-new to geneaology or looking for specialized support. One of the best things about the Center [...]

2709, 2018

Allegiant Celebrates 40 Million to Florida with Surprise Refund

By |September 27th, 2018|Categories: News, PGD Buzz, Plane Talk|

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Sept. 27, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today is celebrating its continued success in Florida and more than 40 million travelers transported through The Sunshine State by giving everyone on Flight 1305 from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) a refund for the airfare portion of their itinerary. Annually the company generates billions in economic benefit and supports more than 42,000 jobs [...]

2109, 2018

PGD to LEX – Thoroughbred Horses

By |September 21st, 2018|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Credit: Bill Straus Planning a getaway? Visit Lexington, Kentucky and admire one of the most beautiful air approaches as you land amongst beautiful Thoroughbred horse farms and Keeneland Race Course. Come during racing season in October and experience the excitement as your horse passes the finish line! While in town book a tour with Horse Country to meet our four-legged royalty from Justify, the most recent triple crown winner to American Pharoah, [...]

1709, 2018

Save Money by Buying Tickets at the Terminal!

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|

When you purchase Allegiant tickets online, one of the fees is an Electronic Carrier Usage Charge (per person, per segment). Don't let these fees add up by purchasing tickets at the Bailey Terminal during these hours: Monday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Short-term parking at PGD is free for two hours, so take advantage of [...]

1309, 2018

PGD to RFD – Anderson Japanese Gardens

By |September 13th, 2018|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo Courtesy of Go Rockford Peace and tranquility await you at the Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois! Find your zen in this 12-acre, award-winning landscape comprised of koi-filled ponds, winding paths, gentle streams, cascading waterfalls, raked gravel gardens, beautifully trained pines, and more. Since 2004, Anderson Japanese Gardens has been named one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in North America by Sukiya Living Magazine. Master craftsmanship and [...]

709, 2018

Tenant Touchdown – APG & Economic Development

By |September 7th, 2018|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , |

Did you know PGD is part of the larger Punta Gorda Interstate Airport Park? We have great aviation businesses here like APG Avionix - a certified Cirrus Service Center and so much more! Charlotte County EDO and Charlotte County Airport Authority are working together closely to create more jobs, passenger amenities, and business opportunities. In May 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced an $800,000 grant from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, which [...]

709, 2018

Immersive Airmen Exhibit Coming in October

By |September 7th, 2018|Categories: Coming Attractions, PGD Buzz|

The "Rise Above Exhibit" will be coming to the Port Charlotte Town Center on October 17th and October 18th. Admission is Free! Step into the exhibit and you will learn about the remarkable story of the Tuskegee Airmen in RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit’s immersive experience. Because of its dynamic 160-degree panoramic screen, the Traveling Exhibit creates the feeling of being in the cockpit soaring above the clouds in a [...]

309, 2018

PGD to MLI – Riverfront Hub

By |September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Destination Spotlight, PGD Buzz|

Photo courtesy of Quad Cities In need of some of that good ol’ Midwestern Charm? Allegiant flies low-cost, direct from PGD to Quad City International Airport (MLI), where you can experience the beautiful Quad Cities for yourself! Stroll along the Mississippi River to enjoy scenic trails before heading over to the historic Lagomarcino's, old-fashioned chocolate candy shop seated in the heart of downtown Moline. Take a ride on the [...]

109, 2018

Tenant Touchdown – Arcadia Aerospace

By |September 1st, 2018|Categories: PGD Buzz, Tenant Touchdown|Tags: , |

Right here at PGD, we have a multi-faceted aerospace company serving the Nadcap Special Process needs of aerospace component manufacturers and suppliers around the world. Arcadia Aerospace Industries' leading aerospace composite inspection technology team utilizes proprietary technology and extensive aerospace expertise to provide aerospace and industry leaders with cost-effective, time-efficient and superb-quality solutions to advanced metal and composite material challenges in inspection, engineering, quality and special process manufacturing. www.ArcadiaAerospace.com Return to PGD BUZZ [...]

2308, 2018

Why Lightning May Cause Delays

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|

We appreciate your patience with inconveniences caused by Florida’s stormy summer weather. Allegiant’s Safety standards require that lightning within a five-mile radius subsides for 15 minutes before passengers, staff or crew begin the boarding or deplaning process. All personnel must vacate the ramp, cease airside ground activities and outdoor baggage handling while lightning is within a five-mile radius. Unfortunately, lightning in the area may lead to delays in flight [...]

2108, 2018

Allegiant Announces 4 New Destinations

By |August 21st, 2018|Categories: News, PGD Buzz, Plane Talk|Tags: , , , , , |

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Aug. 21, 2018 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces the start of new service to Punta Gorda, Florida with four new nonstop routes from: Albany, New York; Appleton, Wisconsin; Omaha, Nebraska; and Syracuse, New York. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new routes as low as $49.* “We’re thrilled to grow again in one of our most popular destinations—Southwest Florida,” said Drew [...]

1708, 2018

How to Make Your LBS (little black suitcase) Stand Out

By |August 17th, 2018|Categories: PGD Buzz, Travel Tips|

Allegiant Travel Tip Struggle to find your suitcase on the baggage carousel? We get it. Here's how to make your LBS (little black suitcase) standout: 1. ADD A LUGGAGE TAG – show off your personality and ensure all your personal information is easily displayed. 2. PERSONALIZE WITH STICKERS – Like an oversized passport, decorate your luggage with stickers from all the places you visit. 3. USE A COLORFUL LUGGAGE [...]

1008, 2018

PGD Surpasses One Million Passengers in 2018

By |August 10th, 2018|Categories: News|

Punta Gorda, FL (Aug. 10, 2018) – In the first seven months of 2018, Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) has already surpassed the one million-passenger threshold. 2018’s one millionth passenger, as well as the six millionth passenger since commercial service commenced in 2007, travelled through PGD in July. “This is another milestone for PGD, and it demonstrates the success of our low-cost airport model, said PGD’s CEO James W. Parish. “As [...]

908, 2018

FDOT Road Watch Advisory

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: News|

CHARLOTTE COUNTY   I-75 from N. Jones Loop Road (exit 161) to US 17 (exit 164): Construction project: Work continues to widen approximately four miles of the interstate from four to six lanes and widen the bridges over N. Jones Loop Road (exit #161) and Marion Avenue/Riverside Drive/Seminole Gulf Railway.  The project also includes roadway safety improvements and bridge work under I-75 on N. Jones Loop Road, US 17, and [...]