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Allegiant Kicks Off Service to Houston & Chicago

2020-11-20T13:18:30-05:00

TRIP FARES AS LOW AS $29 EACH WAY*  Provided by Allegiant: PUNTA GORDA, Florida Nov. 20, 2020 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) begins service today from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) to Houston, Texas and Chicago, Illinois. To celebrate, the company is offering round-trip fares on the new route as low as $29 each way.* The new routes from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) include: Houston, Texas via William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) – beginning Nov. 20, 2020 with fares as low as $29* each way. Chicago, Illinois via Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) – beginning Nov. 20, 2020 with fares as low [...]

Allegiant Kicks Off Service to Houston & Chicago2020-11-20T13:18:30-05:00

Airport Authority Considers Airport Investment Partnership Program

2020-10-20T11:13:01-04:00

Commissioners Expand Scope of Vasey Aviation Group LLC Punta Gorda, FL (Oct. 20, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) at its Oct. 15, 2020 meeting passed a motion by a vote of 4-1 that expands the scope of work for its advisor Vasey Aviation Group LLC (Vasey Aviation) to continue consideration of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Investment Partnership Program (AIPP). The approved motion also specifies that proceeds from a lease are restricted to use on property owned by the Airport Authority. The FAA AIPP permits US airport owners such as the Airport Authority to apply [...]

Airport Authority Considers Airport Investment Partnership Program2020-10-20T11:13:01-04:00

Airport Authority Reopens Runway 15-33

2020-10-13T11:51:22-04:00

Officials Celebrate with Ribbon Cutting Punta Gorda, FL (Oct. 12, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) signified the reopening of Runway 15-33 with a ribbon cutting today. Airport Authority Commissioners were joined by airport management, congressional staff, lead engineering consultants and contractors. In addition to a 593-foot extension that increased the runway length to 6,281 feet, the rehabilitation included resurfacing, grooving, painting and adding LED sustainable lighting. Blast pads were added at each end of the runway, and Taxiways E, A and D were realigned to be in compliance with FAA design standards. Runway 15-33 was closed [...]

Airport Authority Reopens Runway 15-332020-10-13T11:51:22-04:00

Airport Authority Announces Development of PGD AviEx

2020-09-30T10:05:41-04:00

Commissioners Break Ground on New Aircraft Ramp Punta Gorda, FL (Sept. 30, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) recently broke ground on the first phase of Punta Gorda Airport’s Aviation Expansion Area, called PGD AviEx. The property is strategically located between Tampa and Miami in a Foreign Trade Zone at a small-hub commercial airport with utilities available and two direct connections to Interstate 75. PGD AviEx is the largely undeveloped tract of land parallel to Challenger Road where the Florida International Air Show was based the last few years. The runway-adjacent area is planned to become a [...]

Airport Authority Announces Development of PGD AviEx2020-09-30T10:05:41-04:00

PGD Supports “Florida See Say”

2020-09-21T15:57:49-04:00

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 well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement. The National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) released a report in August 2020 on Mass Attacks in Public [...]

PGD Supports “Florida See Say”2020-09-21T15:57:49-04:00

Airport Storm Preparations

2020-08-21T14:16:24-04:00

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 for notifying passengers of Allegiant’s flight changes. If you have an upcoming flight, check your email for updates from Allegiant. Visit Allegiant Travel Alerts page or email hurricane.help@allegiantair.com. COMMUNITY PGD’s Bailey Terminal and [...]

Airport Storm Preparations2020-08-21T14:16:24-04:00

PGD Passengers Save Time & Money

2020-08-10T14:07:37-04:00

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 each way, while fares to the same destination airports from Sarasota (SRQ) average $105 and Fort Myers (RSW) average $133. The analysis was conducted by Volaire Aviation Consulting, utilizing information provided [...]

PGD Passengers Save Time & Money2020-08-10T14:07:37-04:00

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

2020-07-29T14:02:04-04:00

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 Over $273 Million in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, 6 Territories July 28, 2020 Contact: pressoffice@dot.gov WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump [...]

PGD Awarded $471K for Design of Runway 4-222020-07-29T14:02:04-04:00

Punta Gorda Airport Traffic Continues Recovery

2020-07-09T13:07:29-04:00

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 significant confidence in Allegiant as more consumers resume air travel to and from Punta Gorda,” said Airport Authority Board Chair Pam Seay. “Airport management has worked quickly to incorporate an enhanced [...]

Punta Gorda Airport Traffic Continues Recovery2020-07-09T13:07:29-04:00
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