Allegiant announces new destination from Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Allegiant Air will soon fly to another sunny destination from Springfield-Branson National Airport.

The airline announced Tuesday a new nonstop service to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The company will begin the seasonal, twice-weekly service in May.

“We’re very excited to add these new nonstop flights for Springfield travelers,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant chief operating officer. “Destin/Fort Walton Beach is an extremely popular, sunny destination, and we know that folks will take advantage of these new flights to the Emerald Coast this summer.”

To celebrate, the company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $59. Those are introductory fares.

“What’s not to like about the white sands of the Florida Panhandle?” said Brian Weiler, director of the Springfield airport. “Folks in southwest Missouri have made the 12-hour drive to Fort Walton Beach for years. Now it’s just a couple of hours away on Allegiant’s new, nonstop service. Vacation doesn’t get any easier than this.”

The new flights add to Allegiant’s existing nonstop service from Springfield to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and three destinations in Florida: Orlando, Tampa-St. Pete and Fort Myers-Punta Gorda.