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Allegiant to offer nonstop flights to Sarasota | The scoop

Allegiant to offer nonstop flights to Sarasota | The scoop

Every Thursday and Sunday, between November 14, 2019 and April 12, 2020, Allegiant is going to offer flights to Punta Gorda/Ft.

In a release, SRQ President and CEO Rick Piccolo said the new destinations were a sign Allegiant's partnership with the airport has been successful.

Flights will typically be offered twice a week. "We're pleased that Allegiant continues to expand their footprint here in Louisville, which demonstrates the strength of our market and strong interest of area travelers in Allegiant's services". With the addition of this new route, Allegiant will now serve 21 cities from CVG.

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Allegiant announced on Tuesday that the airline will add a new nonstop route from South Bend International Airport. Travelers can book their entire vacation with Allegiant for less. Allegiant's Sarasota flights for Northern Kentucky will also increase from three days a week to five times a week. The flights will operate twice weekly and are expected to bring almost 29,000 passengers to the Punta Gorda area annually, contributing to visitor spending in the local economy, the release states.

"This is the first time in the history of our airport that we have been able to provide our passengers with nonstop service to this region of Florida's Gulf Coast", Nino Sapone, Bishop's deputy director said in statement from the airport.