Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Punta Gorda Airport Passengers Rise 26%

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Punta Gorda Airport Passengers Rise 26%

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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Punta Gorda Airport reported a passenger count for June of 98,430, a 25.7 percent increase compared with the same month a year ago.

In June, the airport had 49,317 boarding passengers and 49,113 arriving passengers from the operation's sole carrier, Allegiant Air, the airport's governing authority reported on Monday.

It was the 32nd month in a row that the airport has had an increase in passenger traffic in year-over-year, monthly traffic.

The rolling 12-month passenger total is 972,316.

"The continuing double-digit passenger growth is evidence of the unique markets that Allegiant has developed to and from Southwest Florida," Charlotte County Airport Authority Commissioner Rob Hancik said.

Sarasota-Bradenton International, according to the most recent data available on the airport's website, posted a slight decline during April, the most recent month listed. …

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