The Federal Aviation Administration will allocate $6 million in grants to improve the Punta Gorda Airport with more flights and a new tarmac.

The new tarmac will be built for general aviation planes. It will move the parking of private and charter planes to the north end of the airport. It makes room for more commercial planes. The move means more flights and destinations, plus potentially more airplanes flying into and out of the Punta Gorda.