PGD AviEx is the largely undeveloped tract of land parallel to Challenger Road, where the Florida International Air Show has been based over the last few years. This area is home to 130 T-hangars adjacent to Taxiway E and Runway 9-27 – with more hangars throughout airport property. Engineering and design work have been completed for Phase 1 and construction has begun.
$18 million in projects will be constructed in several phases.
Phase 1, Under Construction
- 650,000-square-foot ramp (aircraft parking area)
- Taxiway E extension
Phase 2, Late 2020
- GA Center (including FBO)
- Associated access roads and parking
- Site work for 10 larger 60×60 hangars
Phase 3, 2021
- 10 larger 60×60 hangars
- New row of 24 T-hangar units
- Runway 4-22 is the longest lighted runway at 7,192 feet, and is scheduled to be rehabilitated in 2021-2022
- Runway 15-33 is the second longest lighted runway, which was rehabilitated and extended to 6,281 feet in 2020
- Runway 9-27 is 2,635 feet long and is scheduled to be rehabilitated in 2022
PGD AviEx projects are made possible through a combination of self-funding from Charlotte County Airport Authority revenues, along with funding from the Federal Aviation Administration, Florida Department of Transportation, passenger facility charges and customer facilities charges. Review the latest monthly project report for specifics.
Punta Gorda Airport began as a World War II combat training base for Army pilots and served primarily as a general aviation airport in the decades that followed. After Hurricane Charley wrought destruction in 2004, the Charlotte County Airport Authority, the independent special district that owns and operates PGD, rebuilt with a focus on attracting low-cost commercial air service. After experiencing double-digit passenger growth, the Bailey Terminal was expanded in 2015 to its current 60,000 sq. ft. footprint.
PGD’s Master Plan Update, approved by the FAA in 2018, thoughtfully maps out continued growth in commercial air service by relocating existing GA and FBO activities, currently adjacent to the Bailey Terminal, to the north side of the airport. These plans are incorporated into PGD AviEx.