The Punta Gorda Airport is considered a low-cost airport. Nearby, there are a number of high-quality airports that serve domestic and international passengers, offering daily flights to various hubs around the country from major airlines. Because of our size, we do not compete with those major airports. But, our size and our low costs allow us to provide a different kind of service to passengers wishing to come to Charlotte County and the rest of Southwest Florida.
We are working diligently to
maintain our relationship with Allegiant Airlines, an Ultra-Low-Cost-Carrier airline,
expand the flights and destinations that Allegiant offers from Punta Gorda Airport,
attract new airlines that are also Ultra-Low-Cost-Carriers to the Punta Gorda Airport, and
keep our costs low so that airlines are able to continue to offer low airfares to passengers and our local residents have access to airline service at a low rate.
We do this in a number of ways that may seem unusual. However, the airline industry has changed dramatically. No longer are the "legacy airlines" such as Delta or American the only way that passengers can travel in the US. The emergence and success of Ultra-Low-Cost-Carriers such as Allegiant have created an entirely new financial model for airports. We keep our costs low, and make money on rental cars, concessions, fuel, and parking.
Take a look at this article for a very good description of our manner of success: LINK
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