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 “Low-Cost Collaborators” category. 100% of the seat share at PGD is operated by low-cost carrier Allegiant Air.

“Healthy expansion among medium and small airport categories indicates there’s no limit on opportunity for North American airports when they make informed, data-driven development decisions,” said John Grant, senior analyst with OAG.

The results featured in North America’s Airport Leaders 2019 are sourced from OAG’s databases and covers the 12-month period from June 2018 to May 2019, versus June 2017 to May 2018.

Medium sized airports like PGD are defined as handling between 0.05% and 0.24% of scheduled departing seat capacity in North America.

The analysis also details findings on the busiest and most globally connected airports in North America. For more insights, access the full report.

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


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