Allegiant Air has revealed plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Florida-based Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) – which will become its 14th operational station.
The Las Vegas-based carrier is investing more than $49 million to establish the year-round base, which will house two Airbus aircraft.
New routes into VPS will include to Bentonville in Arkansas from 6 June, Concord in North Caroline from 7 June, Lexington in Kentucky from 8 June, Evansville in Indiana from 8 June and Raleigh/Durham in North Caroline from 8 June.
The new routes will operate twice weekly and expand on the service Allegiant currently operates to VPS, bringing the total number of Allegiant routes at VPS to 21.
Allegiant’s chairman and chief executive officer, Maurice J. Gallagher said: “We are excited to continue our growth in Florida’s Emerald Coast by establishing a full-time base at Destin-Fort Walton Beach.
“The base will not only afford many more options when it comes to adding routes and expanding service, but will also give us the opportunity to contribute even more to the community and the state’s economy.”