Obviously, a Boeing Dreamliner cannot land at the Charlotte County Airport. Our primary runway is 7,192'. This length is insufficient for such an aircraft to land. However, the Airbus A-320 and the McDonnell Douglass MD-80 land at the airport regularly. These aircraft carry about 150 passengers.
This limitation on aircraft size also means that airlines will be limited as to the distance the aircraft can travel. For that reason, you will notice that most flights to and from Punta Gorda Airport are less than 2,000 miles or about 3 hours.
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