Punta Gorda Airport adds second commercial carrier

Author: Associated Press
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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — A second commercial carrier will begin service to Punta Gorda Airport in October when Frontier Airlines will start offering nonstop flights to Chicago O’Hare, Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey in October, the airport said.

Allegiant Air had been the only airline offering commercial flights out of the airport.

Service for O’Hare and Philadelphia will begin Oct. 30, with flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; Trenton service will start Oct. 31 with flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays:

  • 8:15 a.m. Chicago O’Hare to Punta Gorda; 1:10 p.m. Punta Gorda to Chicago O’Hare
  • 4:20 p.m. Philadelphia to Punta Gorda; 8:10 p.m. Punta Gorda to Philadelphia
  • 6 a.m. Trenton to Punta Gorda; 10:15 a.m. Punta Gorda to Trenton

A senior vice president for Denver-based Frontier, in a statement released through the airport, cited Punta Gorda’s warm winter weather as a draw for the airline as it seeks business from the Midwest and Northeast.

The airport is expected to serve more than 1 million total passengers this year.

“For the past several years, we have worked hard to prepare for more flights and passengers,” said Charlotte County Airport Authority Executive Director Gary Quill. “With both Frontier and Allegiant, we are well-poised to continue this progress.”

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