Since PGD is an originating airport for Allegiant, there are multiple flights departing between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. For these early morning flights, we recommend that passengers arrive at the airport two hours before their scheduled departure time. For more information, view a list of airlines and contact information.
No. Passengers at PGD board an aircraft by walking along the ground-level and up a gently-sloping ramp. If it’s raining while boarding, airline staff accommodates passengers by providing ponchos. However, 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. These standard safety regulations are employed regardless of whether or not PBBs are utilized, so even passengers at large airports experience lightning-related delays. Federal regulators, airport and airline staff all want to make sure our passengers get where they’re going safely.
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 arrivals, flight departures and delivery of baggage as well. We appreciate our passengers’ patience with the inconveniences caused by Florida’s unpredictable weather patterns.
In lieu of PBBs, ramps are commonly employed at many small airports that have one-story terminals or support low-cost carriers. PGD is not planning to employ PBBs in the foreseeable future due to significant investments required to modify its facilities, purchase and maintain associated equipment. PGD operates on a conservative budget so that it can continue to attract and retain airlines that provide low-cost, non-stop service to dozens of destinations.
Passengers age 18 and older must present photo identification, such as a passport, driver’s license or military ID issued by a local, state or federal government agency. Passengers without proper identification may be denied boarding. For more information, call the TSA Contact Center toll free at (866) 289-9673 during the following hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. You may also e-mail TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations allow only passengers with tickets through security clearance areas and into the concourses. If you are assisting or meeting a child traveling alone, a person with a disability or someone else who needs your help, please contact your airline.
Animals (excluding service or law enforcement) are prohibited inside the terminal unless they are carried in approved travel containers. There are pet relief areas designated across from the terminal crosswalk in short-term parking. Please remember to clean up after your pets.
Flight Information Display Systems are located throughout the terminal and provides information about flight arrivals and departures. The same information is available in real time on Arrivals webpage. Please note, it is highly recommended that you contact the airline directly for the most current flight status information.
The airport offers two parking options: Long-term parking and short-term parking. There are no parking garages. For parking fees and a locator map, click here. The curb is not a parking option — vehicles left unattended at the terminal curb will be towed.
Yes, the airport does have a designated cell phone lot shown on this map which can be accessed from Golf Course Blvd. and Viking Ave. Another option is the short-term parking lot, where the first two hours are free if space is available.
PGD participates in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Screening Partnership Program, which contracts security screening services at commercial airports to qualified private companies. These companies run screening operations under federal oversight and must comply with all TSA security screening procedures.
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The Punta Gorda Airport is southeast of the City of Punta Gorda, roughly two miles east of I-75 (exit 161). For a map and driving directions, click here. The airport’s mailing address is 28000 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982.