Air Service to MSP Begins October 8

Sun Country and Allegiant Begin Service to Minneapolis

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

Passengers will be greeted with fresh oranges and giveaways at a welcome table in baggage claim at the Bailey Terminal.  Passengers will be invited to take a photo at the new photo op spot in the corridor just south of baggage claim to share on social media.

Both Allegiant and Sun Country flights are scheduled Mondays and Fridays October through January. During February, March and April both airlines have flights from PGD to MSP on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Both airlines offer different pricing, scheduling and amenities to provide passengers a variety of flexible options to choose from.

“Our community is excited about welcoming new visitors from Minnesota to sunny southwest Florida. Travelers landing at our convenient airport can enjoy an array of outdoor activities surrounding Charlotte Harbor and can explore historic waterfront Punta Gorda to the beautiful Gulf beaches within a 45-minute drive,” said James W. Parish, Punta Gorda Airport CEO.

Southwest Floridians traveling to MSP can take advantage of premium shopping, restaurant and entertainment options in the Twin Cities, St. Paul and Richfield.

Flight days, times and fares can be found and booked online at and

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