Punta Gorda, Fla. (Dec. 28, 2017) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority announced the total passenger count for the twelve months ending Nov. 30, 2017 is 1,368,754. The Punta Gorda Airport passenger count for November 2017 was 110,097. This is a 14.46 percent increase in passenger traffic from November 2016, when there were 96,188 passengers.

In November, there were 55,140 departing passengers and 54,957 arriving passengers. This is the second month in a row that the Punta Gorda Airport increased in passenger traffic since the decrease in September due to Hurricane Irma. Before the hurricane the Punta Gorda Airport increased passenger traffic for 47 consecutive months. A total of 376 Allegiant Air flights landed at the Punta Gorda Airport in November 2017.

“It is encouraging to see a positive trend start again with our passenger traffic. Our streak of 47 straight months of growth, up until the hurricane, was a great run. We continue to work hard at the Charlotte County Airport Authority to keep airline ticket prices low,” said CCAA Board of Commissioners Chair James W. Herston. “With all of the new routes Allegiant has added, I am confident we’ll see our passenger traffic grow even larger in the coming months.”

 

About Punta Gorda Airport

The Charlotte County Airport Authority, governed by five elected commissioners, owns and operates the Punta Gorda Airport, located at 28000 Airport Road, five minutes east of I-75, Exit 161. The Airport Authority 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. In 2016, the Airport Authority was awarded Florida Department of Transportation’s Outstanding Commercial Service Airport of the Year Award in recognition of Punta Gorda Airport’s superior achievement. Punta Gorda Airport provides quick and easy access to Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sarasota, Naples, Punta Gorda, Englewood and all of Southwest Florida. For more information, visit www.flypgd.com.

About Allegiant Air

Allegiant Air has nonstop service to 40 cities, including Allentown, PA; Asheville, NC; Belleville, IL; Cedar Rapids, IA; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Concord/Charlotte, NC; Dayton, OH; Des Moines, IA; Flint, MI; Ft. Wayne, IN; Grand Rapids, MI; Greenville/Spartanburg, SC; Harrisburg, PA; Huntington, WV; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; Knoxville, TN; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Milwaukee, WI; Moline, IL; Newburgh, NY; Niagara Falls, NY; Omaha, NE; Peoria, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Plattsburgh, NY; Portsmouth, NH; Providence, RI; Raleigh, N.C.; Rochester, NY; Rockford, IL; Saint Cloud, MN; South Bend, IN; Springfield, IL; Springfield, MO; Toledo, OH; and Trenton, NJ. Allegiant Air can be reached at www.allegiantair.com or call 702-505-8888. Please check their schedule as some of the cities are seasonal.

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