The FAA’s holding off on shutting down air traffic control towers for another two months at 149 airports across the country, including Punta Gorda. The Herald-Tribune reports the Punta Gorda Airport was to lose its $600,000 annual earmark April 21, when the airport would have been forced to close the $4 million tower just 14 months after its debut because of a lack of federal money for staff. The decision to postpone the cuts primarily due to legal threats by several of the affected airports, including Punta Gorda and Naples.