PUNTA GORDA, FL (August 19, 2022) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the new PGD Air Center on August 18, 2022. The newly constructed, 13,500-square-foot PGD Air Center is located on the north side of Punta Gorda Airport at 27450 Challenger Boulevard, just east of the 600-series T-Hangars in the PGD AviEx development area.

The PGD Air Center houses FBO operations, aircraft fueling, meeting and event space, pilot lounge and amenities, office suites and aircraft parking on a 510,000-square-foot ramp. Michael Baker International designed the Air Center and Johnson-Laux Construction built the facility. Ajax Paving Industries constructed the associated ramp, taxilanes and taxiways.

At the ribbon cutting, airport CEO James W. Parish welcomed and introduced guests, followed by remarks from the FDOT District One Secretary L.K. Nandam, with closing remarks from Airport Authority Chair Robert Hancik.

A Rosati’s Pizza franchise is slated to open at the new PGD Air Center in Spring 2023. In addition to Rosati’s national menu, they are planning to offer breakfast, flight catering and event catering. The runway-front restaurant will be open to the public with outstanding aircraft views.

The following seven aviation-related business occupy the office suites at the PGD Air Center:

  • Paragon Flight Training Co.
  • Jet Access Flight Training
  • Southwind Aviation Aircraft Sales & Brokerage
  • Southwest Aero Tech
  • Sarasota Helicopter Tours & Flight Training
  • Harborside Aviation
  • LPC Aviation, Inc.

The PGD Air Center is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is available for pre-arranged after hours FBO services.  For more information about the PGD Air Center, visit www.PGDAirCenter.com or call 941.639.4119.

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