Punta Gorda Airport and Cheap airplane tickets to Florida. LIKE REALLY CHEAP.

I get this question all the time and people are shocked about  how low the prices are. So I thought I would do a little write up on it and pull some info off some other sites and compile a little of it. I have found that Air Tran,  Allegiant, and Southwest  are the cheapest in my experience. Now you may have to do a little work on your own to get the best deal. Some of these flights come into Ft Myers, Sarasota, Punta Gorda or even Fort Lauderdale but they are so inexpensive it is worth doing a little home work. You can either spend 30 minutes researching or 20 hours driving.

How about less than 50.00 for a flight from Huntington WV to Fort Lauderdale. That puts you about 2 hours out but still better than driving for 2 days and much cheaper. You can’t beat that!!  LINK TO ALLEGIANT AND SOME CHEAP FLIGHTS

Here is a useful map to Southwest flights. Interactive map Southwest   Or how about flying out of Hartford to South West Florida for less than 165.00. You can’t drive it for that. Southwest.com

Here are some flights from Greenville right in to Punta Gorda  for 79.00 bucks 

Now these prices change all the time but some of these links are a step in the right direction. I know if you do a little homework you can fly very cheap. I personally took a flight last Summer from Charleston WV to Southwest Florida for 39.00. At that price it could be a weekend trip!!! Am I right?

 

Having a very modern airport in Punta Gorda Is just an added bonus to living here. There are 2 runways, one being 6,500 and the other is approx 5,000 feet, both being lighted. For you pilots the airport also has a SELF FUELING station

Allegiant Air …And how about Cheap Flights?

Allegiant Announces New Base of Operations in Punta Gorda, Florida

PUNTA GORDA, Fla., April 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allegiant (Nasdaq:ALGT) announces the establishment of a new base of operations at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) as of June 27, 2012. The company will open the base with one 150 seat, MD-80 series jet aircraft at the airport and create local jobs for flight attendants and airport service personnel. In conjunction with the base, Allegiant will begin new, nonstop air service to Southwest Florida from four markets. The carrier will offer introductory fares as low as $74.99* one way, including taxes and fees, to the following cities from Punta Gorda Airport:

1.     Fort Wayne, Ind. — begins June 28, 2012 with fares as low as $92.99* each way

2.     Niagara Falls, N.Y. — begins June 29, 2012 with fares as low as $74.99* each way

3.     Peoria, Ill. — begins June 28, 2012 with fares as low as $74.99* each way

4.     South Bend, Ind. — begins June 27, 2012 with fares as low as $94.99* each way

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In addition, the Airport can accommodate various aircraft including larger corporate jets. There are several aircraft maintenance facilities on the field along with a restaurant, flight schools, an avionics dealer, and T-hangars are available for rent.

The Punta Gorda Airport is host to the annual Florida International Air Show, a large regional event that draws thousands of spectators from throughout Southwest Florida.

(The Air Show Is awesome by the way)

To reach the airport from I-75 take exit 161. Turn to the east on North Jones Loop Road. Turn left onto Piper Road located immediately after the rest area.

From US 41/Tamiami Trail from Punta Gorda turn onto Airport Road make a right on Piper Road and turn left on Viking.

 

If you have any experience with cheap flights please feel free to leave a comment. Maybe you can save someone else a few bucks.