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Allegiant adds more flights to Destin / Fort Walton beach to meet strong demand

Tis Meyer / Planepics.org

Allegiant today announces that it will  offer more nonstop flights and low fares to Destin / Fort Walton Beach from Cincinnati and St. Louis.

Last week Allegiant announced Destin / Fort Walton  Beach as its newest destination in its network, with seasonal, twice weekly nonstop flights beginning this spring. Flights to the popular beach destination will now operate three times weekly beginning June 4, 2016.

“Allegiant is very excited to be  increasing our nonstop flight frequency to Destin / Fort Walton Beach so  quickly after the destination’s announcement to meet demand,” said Jude  Bricker, Allegiant chief operating officer. “With the new flight schedule, more  travelers from Cincinnati and St. Louis will be able to take advantage of our  affordable service to visit this exceptional vacation destination.”

The flights will operate twice weekly beginning May 20, 2016 until  June 4, 2016 when the flights will increase to three times weekly. The new  flights will bring nearly 23 thousand additional visitors each year to the  Destin / Fort Walton Beach area and generate an estimated $6.6 million annually in total visitor spending.

“The  addition of a new Saturday frequency from both Cincinnati and St. Louis /  Belleville is proof that  Florida’s Emerald Coast is a world class “Destin-ation,'” said Tracy Stage,  Okaloosa County Airports interim airports director. “We have done a great job  getting the word out and will continue to build on our partnership with  Allegiant.” 

“The  new Saturday flights into Destin / Fort Walton Beach are the perfect addition  to Allegiant’s service,” said Ed Schroeder, Emerald Coast Convention &  Visitors Bureau director.

“The majority of accommodations are through  condominiums and rental units, where check in and check out dates are on  Saturdays. Having flight days on Saturdays allows them to maintain their  booking policies and helps grow the industry with the new visitors.”

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