It's already pretty easy getting to Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands but Allegiant Air just made it easier with the recent announcement of 8 new, nonstop flights into Southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), beginning Oct. 30, 2013.  We can't wait to welcome visitors from these new destinations!  These new cities are: Allentown, Penn. – begins Oct. 31, 2013 with fares as low as $99.99* each way Asheville, N.C. – begins Nov. 2, 2013 with fares as low as $69.99* each way Bangor, Maine – begins Oct. 30, 2013 with fares as low as $124.99* each way Cedar Rapids, Iowa – begins Dec. 18, 2013 with fares as low as $99.99* each way Des Moines, Iowa – begins Dec. 19, 2013 with fares as low as $119.99* each way Moline/Quad Cities, Ill. – begins Nov. 1, 2013 with fares as low as $99.99* each way Springfield/Branson, Mo. – begins Oct. 31, 2013 with fares as low as $89.99* each way Youngstown, Ohio – begins Oct.30, 2013 with fares as low as $89.99* each way Flight days and times can be found at allegiant.com. 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. The expansion of routes into Punta Gorda will result in two additional MD-80 series aircraft based at Punta Gorda Airport, as well as additional demand for air-service related jobs. *About the one-way fares: Seats are limited. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Tickets must be purchased by Aug. 6, 2013, for travel by Feb. 11, 2014. For baggage fees, please visit allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.