***UPDATE, the airport shuttle service from Hertz Arena has been discontinued. Now that recovery is speeding up, Southwest Florida Airports reopening after Ian slowly but surely. However, just because they are open, don’t expect it to be business as usual. At least not yet.
In Punta Gorda, the lack of staffing is causing longer than usual lines through security. You are advised to arrive two hours prior to your flight. Also take note that there are no rental cars are available.
Fort Myers airport, RSW, flight hours are limited. The flight load is not up to capacity just yet. In addition, most amenities are still closed. While no problems with security are anticipated, it’s not a bad idea to arrive early.
If you have a flight scheduled out of Miami (MIA) or Fort Lauderdale but have no ride, now there is help. A shuttle runs twice a day from Hertz Arena in Estero. Catch a ride across the state at either 6am or noon. Pick up is in front of the hockey statue.
Airport shuttles to the east coast.
Hertz may be allowing the shuttle location, however, they are not allowing you to park long term. You will need to find a ride to the arena. It costs $35 and there is no pre-registration as of now. That means it’s first come first serve. If that changes, we will be sure to update you.
Each shuttle holds up to 55 people. One more thing, this is a one-way service for you.
If you are looking for other services that are up and running in Southwest Florida following Hurricane Ian, check this list out.
Southwest Florida Airports reopening after Ian but without full service. There are a few things you need to know. Here is all the info you need, plus links to airport websites. They are being continuously updated as the situation and conditions improve.