updated: 6/28/2012 7:48:41 AM
Allegiant Air has begun non-stop service from South Bend Airport to southwest Florida. The Las Vegas-based airline will launch similar service from Fort Wayne International Airport today.
June 27, 2012
South Bend, Ind. -- Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today inaugurates low-cost, nonstop flights between South Bend, Ind. and the Southwest Florida coast, via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD).
“We have grown a lot in South Bend since we introduced service to Las Vegas in 2005 and have been very pleased with how popular our vacation offerings have been with area residents,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. “We're excited to offer yet another affordable and convenient way for South Bend residents to get away to Florida, and we are confident the community will appreciate the value of flying nonstop to Southwest Florida and the great deals we offer on vacation packages.”
"The Airport is proud to partner with Allegiant to provide nonstop, seasonal, jet aircraft service to Punta Gorda, a new sunny destination that is already proving to be extremely popular with our traveling public," said Mike Daigle, Executive Director of the St. Joseph County Airport Authority. “The addition of another Florida city complements Allegiant Air's existing sun-seeker flights from Michiana to Orlando/Sanford and Tampa Bay/St. Pete."
The new flights will operate twice weekly between South Bend Airport (SBN) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) beginning June 27, 2012. Punta Gorda will be the fifth nonstop destination served by Allegiant out of South Bend Airport, the third Florida destination. Allegiant also has nonstop service to Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix-Mesa and St. Petersburg / Clearwater, Fla.
South Bend travelers can take advantage of everyday low fares and save even more when they book air, hotel, car and even activity and attraction reservations together. For flight schedules and reservations please visit allegiant.com.
Catering perfectly to a personal, romantic or family getaway, the Southwest Florida Coast destination features exquisite beach-front dining, exotic wildlife and a wide variety of recreation in the warm, pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Punta Gorda Airport is centrally located midway between the white-sand beaches of Fort Myers shore and Sarasota’s tropical island communities. Allegiant partners with many of the area’s most exciting hotel properties, provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car, and offers great deals on activities such as dinner and ocean exploration cruises. South Bend travelers can book their entire South West Florida vacation for less by visiting allegiant.com.
Reservations can be made on the airline’s website at allegiant.com or by calling the company’s travel experts at 702-505-8888.
Allegiant, travel is our deal.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline, and offers other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets through its website, allegiant.com. The company was ranked ninth in the 2011 Forbes’ Best Small Companies. Allegiant was also recently named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Fastest-Growing Companies” for the second consecutive year.
About the $94.99 one-way fares and $397 packages:
Additional offers are available at select Allegiant hotels. Based on double occupancy. Must be purchased by July 4, 2012. Travel dates are limited. Does not include resort fees and taxes. A segment is one take-off and one landing. A carrier usage charge of $10.00 per passenger, per segment will apply when booked on allegiantair.com, which is also included in the displayed price. A carrier usage charge of $10.00 per passenger, per segment, plus $14.99 per segment, will apply when purchased through Allegiant call centers. Purchases made at any Allegiant Airport Ticket Office will not incur a carrier usage charge or call center fee. For ticket counter hours of operation, please visit allegiant.com. When purchased at time of booking, a checked bag fee of up to $35.00 per bag, per segment will apply for the first two (2) checked bags and up to $25.00 for a carry-on bag which must fit in the overhead bin. There is no fee to bring one personal item onboard which must fit underneath the seat in front of you. If purchased at flight check-in, a fee of $35 per checked bag, per person, per segment will apply for the first two bags checked and for a carry-on bag which must fit in the overhead bin. In all cases additional higher fees will apply for three or more checked bags. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Restrictions apply. Offer not valid on previously purchased air + hotel packages.
About the South Bend Airport
South Bend Airport’s four air carriers provide non-stop flights to 9 cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, Phoenix-Mesa, Minneapolis, Orlando/Sanford, Punta Gorda/Fort Myers, and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg. South Bend Airport’s multi-modal terminal serves over one million air, rail and bus passengers each year. According to the 2007 Economic Impact Report from the Aviation Authority of Indiana, the South Bend Airport's total annual economic impact on South Bend and surrounding communities was in excess of $434 million. SBN’s annual indirect and direct contribution to the Indiana economy is estimated at more than $5.2 billion. For additional information, please refer to www.sbnair.com or get social with SBN on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FlySBN) and Twitter (@SBNairport) and stay informed about the airport and the carriers that serve the Michiana region.
Source: Allegiant Travel Co.