Courtesy Melissa Markgraf
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2017) – Punta Gorda Airport announces new seasonal nonstop service through Allegiant to Omaha, Nebraska. Service begins Thursday, Dec. 14 with one-way fares as low as $41*.
“We are delighted to grow our Allegiant network and welcome service to and from Omaha,” said Punta Gorda Airport CEO James Parish. “With this addition, we will be able to offer great seasonal travel options connecting the Midwest and Southwest Florida.”
With the Omaha addition, Allegiant increases nonstop service to 40 cities through Punta Gorda Airport. Flight days, times and low fare information can be found online at www.allegiant.com.
According to its recent economic impact study, each new route added at Punta Gorda Airport contributes to the creation of 50 new jobs with $1.6 million in labor income generated in Charlotte County. In addition to additional labor income in Charlotte County, each route added will generate an annual total of $4.5 million in visitor spending.
The passenger count for the 12 months ending September 30, 2017 was 1,158,262.
*About the introductory one-way fares
Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Flights must be purchased by Sept. 28, 2017 for travel by Feb. 25, 2018. For optional services and baggage fees, visit Allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.
About Punta Gorda Airport
The Charlotte County Airport Authority, governed by five elected commissioners, owns and operates the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), located at 28000 Airport Road, five minutes off I-75, Exit 161. The Airport Authority is a nontaxing entity and operates as an enterprise fund, totally supported by revenue generated from its operations, including rental car concession, parking, fuel sales and hangar, building and land leases. In 2016, the Airport Authority was awarded Florida Department of Transportation’s Outstanding Commercial Service Airport of the Year Award in recognition of Punta Gorda Airport’s superior achievement. Punta Gorda Airport provides quick and easy access to Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sarasota, Naples, Punta Gorda, Englewood and all of Southwest Florida. For more information, visit www.flypgd.com.
About Allegiant Air
Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars and attraction tickets. All can be purchased only through the company website, Allegiant.com. Beginning with one aircraft and one route in 1999, the company has grown to over 80 aircraft and more than 300 routes across the country with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/iiFa303wrtF.
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