Gary Duncan Named PGD’s COO

2022-01-06T10:45:34-05:00

Punta Gorda Airport Announces New Chief Operating Officer Gary E. Duncan is the new COO. PUNTA GORDA, FL (January 6, 2022) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces that Gary E. Duncan, C.M. has been promoted to Punta Gorda Airport's Chief Operating Officer (COO). Gary will continue to work under CEO James W. Parish, P.E. after his predecessor Ron Mallard, C.M., ACE retired earlier this month. Ron had served as PGD's COO and Director of Aviation since 2013.  Gary joined PGD in late April 2021 as the Director of Airport Operations/Projects. Gary has a strong history of [...]

Gary Duncan Named PGD’s COO2022-01-06T10:45:34-05:00

Raymond Laroche Earns Elite Airport Accreditation

2021-12-15T13:00:14-05:00

Raymond A. Laroche, A.A.E., Earns Professional Airport Accreditation Joins elite group of airport executives who have completed all requirements of 65-year-old program PUNTA GORDA, FL (December 15, 2021) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority is pleased to announce that Raymond A. Laroche, A.A.E., Manager of Facilities and Security at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), has been awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). To qualify for his distinction, Raymond had to successfully complete three phases of the accreditation process: (1) pass a 180-item multiple-choice examination, (2) fulfill a writing requirement, and (3) [...]

Raymond Laroche Earns Elite Airport Accreditation2021-12-15T13:00:14-05:00

NBC2: AeroGuard Flight Training Helps With Pilot Shortage

2021-11-24T10:55:54-05:00

Click here for the full story. PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — After taking off in a small airplane from the Punta Gorda Airport, Sydney Zhang navigates west to the Gulf Coast. “If you look out here, there’s Boca Grande, there’s the lighthouse,” she says, pointing down to the shoreline from some 3,000 feet in the air. Zhang is a flight instructor for AeroGuard and hopes to someday fly for a commercial airline. She’s from an aviation family and seems to have inherited a passion for flying. “You catch the flying bug,” she explained. “You get this exhilaration. Every time I take [...]

NBC2: AeroGuard Flight Training Helps With Pilot Shortage2021-11-24T10:55:54-05:00

Allegiant Begins Nonstop Service to 3 Destinations!

2021-11-18T08:44:35-05:00

News release provided by Allegiant.  ALLEGIANT BEGINS NONSTOP SERVICE FROM PUNTA GORDA TO 3 DESTINATIONS WITH ONE-WAY FARES AS LOW AS $38* PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Nov. 17, 2021 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) this week begins service from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) to Arkansas, Texas and Missouri. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new routes as low as $38.* “Punta Gorda is a popular destination in Allegiant’s network because it provides leisure travelers with so many options,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant’s senior vice president of revenue and planning. “Not only does the community offer family-friendly activities and [...]

Allegiant Begins Nonstop Service to 3 Destinations!2021-11-18T08:44:35-05:00

PGD’s Tower Celebrates Top Kudos

2021-11-12T10:05:30-05:00

Punta Gorda Tower Receives Plaque & Recognition PUNTA GORDA, FL (November 10, 2021) – Although PGD’s Air Traffic Manager George Harper and his team were honored as Robinson Aviation (RVA), Inc.’s Facility of the Year in 2019, their celebration finally came to fruition today. RVA’s top executives gave George the “Outstanding Facility of the Year” plaque and celebrated with a decorative cake. RVA, celebrating 34 years in the aviation business, operates air traffic control towers at 102 airports across the southeast and southern United States for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Annually the company recognizes one control tower operation as [...]

PGD’s Tower Celebrates Top Kudos2021-11-12T10:05:30-05:00

Welcome our New Air Center General Manager!

2021-11-04T14:14:27-04:00

Punta Gorda Airport Announces New Air Center General Manager  PUNTA GORDA, FL (November 4, 2021) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) announces that Deron Somerset Webb has joined the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) as its Fixed Base Operator (FBO) General Manager. Deron will work under Gary E. Duncan, Director of Airport Operations/Projects, and have oversight over all commercial fueling and all operations at the new PGD Air Center planned to open in Spring 2022. Deron has more than two decades of aviation experience that includes management of Sheltair Aviation in Fort Lauderdale and Signature Flight Support in Orlando. Deron [...]

Welcome our New Air Center General Manager!2021-11-04T14:14:27-04:00

Allegiant Adds Nonstop Service to Akron!

2021-10-26T12:24:02-04:00

News release provided by Allegiant.  ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NEW NONSTOP SERVICE TO AKRON WITH ONE-WAY FARES AS LOW AS $59* PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Oct. 26, 2021 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces a new nonstop route to Punta Gorda from Akron, Ohio beginning March 2, 2022. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $59.* “Whether leisure travelers are visiting friends and family or enjoying some of the area’s outdoor activities, Punta Gorda remains one of the most popular destinations in Allegiant’s network,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant’s senior vice president of revenue and network [...]

Allegiant Adds Nonstop Service to Akron!2021-10-26T12:24:02-04:00

TSA PreCheck Mobile Enrollment

2021-09-24T12:38:00-04:00

TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a smart and efficient screening experience. For TSA PreCheck travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. Today, TSA PreCheck has more than 450 lanes at 200+ U.S. airports. Dates: Monday, October 18 – Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m, and on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Location:  28000 Airport Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982. Look for the IdentoGo TSA PreCheck  Mobile RV in the [...]

TSA PreCheck Mobile Enrollment2021-09-24T12:38:00-04:00

2021 Florida International Air Show

2021-10-11T14:11:27-04:00

Visit the Florida International Air Show's website or call 1-833-PGD-FIAS for more information. Saturday October 16, 2021 Sunday October 17, 2021 Reminders:  Be sure to pack your sunscreen and event chairs Chairs will be available for rent at the event if you do not want to carry your own Outside food, alcoholic beverages, carry-in packages, coolers, large beach umbrellas, and pets are NOT permitted (excluding certified service animals) Smoking is not allowed inside the gates, except in the smoking area Drones are not permitted If attending with young children, please consider bringing ear protection (ear plugs or silencing ear muffs) to help keep [...]

2021 Florida International Air Show2021-10-11T14:11:27-04:00

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun

2021-10-11T14:20:08-04:00

Airport Authority Vice Chair Paul Andrews Paul Andrews is Vice Chair of the Charlotte County Airport Authority. Column provided to the Charlotte Sun.  Airport Staff Has Made a Difference PUNTA GORDA (October 11, 2021) - For almost 10 years I have had the good fortune to sit on the Board of one of the most successful airports in the U.S. I maintain a long-held belief that the key to success is having right leadership in place. As I look back on the last five years at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), it is evident that is exactly what we [...]

Board Guest Column: The Daily Sun2021-10-11T14:20:08-04:00
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