Air travel takes off in Punta Gorda

CREATED Mar 10, 2014

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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - The Punta Gorda Airport enjoyed its best month in its history in February 2014.

Passenger traffic increase 167% year to year.  The Charlotte County Airport Authority says there were 26,872 boarding passengers and 29,129 arriving passengers for a total of 56,001 passengers.

The arrival of Allegiant Air which has non-stop service to 23 cities has sparked the large growth of air passsenger traffic in Punta Gorda.