Punta Gorda Airport announces new flights out of facility

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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Allegiant Airlines and The Punta Gorda Airport has announced a new, nonstop jet service to Southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport from eight cities, beginning October 30.

The company will introduce the new service with fares as low as $69.99* one way to:

  • Allentown, PA beginning Oct. 31, 2013
  • Asheville, NC beginning November 2nd
  • Bangor, ME beginning October 30th
  • Cedar Rapids, IA beginning December 18th
  • Des Moines, IA beginning December 19th
  • Moline/Quad Cities, IL beginning November 1st
  • Springfield/Branson, MO beginning October 31st
  • Youngstown, OH beginning October 30th

Flight days and times can be found at http://www2.allegiantair.com/" href="http://www2.allegiantair.com/" target="_blank">allegiant.com.

"Southwest Florida has been a successful part of our vacation destination offerings for some time," says Andrew Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. "Expanding our base at Punta Gorda Airport will allow us to give more of our markets access to the Southwest Florida coast and offer travelers more affordable vacation options. We are happy to partner with an airport that operates in a low-cost, efficient manner, which allows us to pass the savings on to our customer."

The expansion of routes into Punta Gorda will result in two additional MD-80 series aircraft based at Punta Gorda Airport, as well as additional demand for air-service related jobs.

"Adding these additional cities opens up an opportunity to visit Southwest Florida. It also enables our community additional options to fly to their hometowns," stated James Herston, Charlotte County Airport Authority Chair. He continued, "the additional based aircraft and crews create a significant economic impact in our community."