Punta Gorda Airport passenger numbers are soaring

September 6, 2018 3:08 pm

Punta Gorda Airport passenger numbers are soaring and have passed the million mark in the first seven months of the year.

Passengers numbers at Punta Gorda Airport are currently up 25.36% year-on-year. They have also passed six million in total since commercial services began in 2007.

Punta Gorda Airport passenger numbers are soaring

In July 2018, there were 73,721 departing passengers and also 71,705 arriving passengers, totaling 145,426. In  July 2017, there were 116,799 passengers.

The airport is just 40-minutes north of Cape Coral. It is an alternative to Southwest Florida International Airport, in Fort Myers.

Airport Chief Executive Officer, James W. Parish, says, “This is another milestone for PGD, and it demonstrates the success of our low-cost airport model.

“As an airport we strive for continued improvements in customer service, logistics and efficiencies – all while keeping costs low so Allegiant can pass savings down to their customers.”

Punta Gorda Airport is also Allegiant’s fourth biggest operation with six to nine Airbus A320s stationed on site, varying seasonally. Airport officials predict the 2018 passenger count will total nearly 1.5 million by the end of December.

PGD officials are encouraged by the consistent commercial airline traffic, as well as the continued growth of the general aviation community, flight schools and business development on site.

CCAA Board of Commissioners Chair James W. Herston, says, “Our mission is to serve the community and business through aviation, and I’m proud that we’re doing just that.

“Beyond commercial air service, we’re home to 400 general aviation aircraft, flight schools and dozens of aviation and non-aviation businesses.”

The main image is from Wikipedia and is by Grendelkhan.

Source: https://www.flypgd.com/2018/08/10/pgd-surpasses-one-million-passengers-in-2018/