PUNTA GORDA – Representatives from the Punta Gorda airport have excessive hopes for 2021 regardless of registering considerably fewer passengers final 12 months as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
“We count on passenger visitors to proceed to extend in 2021 as shopper confidence continues to return,” stated airport spokesperson Kaley Miller. “We anticipated complete passengers for 2020 to be 1.2 million and we almost hit that mark.”
The year-end passenger depend for 2020 was recorded at almost 1.19 million in comparison with 1.65 million in 2019, a lower of round 28%.
Passenger outcomes for the month of December 2020 already confirmed indicators of enchancment at 107,658 in comparison with the earlier month of 95,706.
Nonetheless, the outcomes have been nonetheless down 35% in comparison with December 2019 at 166,087. November 2020 was down virtually 27% with 130,623 passengers registered for November 2019.
“Allegiant is an impressive companion airline,” Miller stated, “and we’ll proceed to work with them to market Southwest Florida and its locations.”
Allegiant at present gives 51 locations outdoors of Punta Gorda, in accordance with Miller.
“Normally we promote it as 45+ cities, as some are simply seasonal routes.” Miller stated.
Allegiant just lately introduced a brand new nonstop route from Punta Gorda Airport to Baltimore / Washington Thurgood Marshall Worldwide Airport in Baltimore, which is scheduled to start Might 27.