ALLEGIANT TAKES OFF IN GRAND RAPIDS WITH
NEW FLIGHTS TO FORT MYERS / PUNTA GORDA AS LOW AS $96
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Nov. 4, 2015 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today launches new nonstop flights to Fort Myers / Punta Gorda from Grand Rapids, providing local travelers with another low-cost opportunity to vacation in Florida. To celebrate the start of these flights, Allegiant is offering fares as low as $96*.
“We’re excited to launch these new flights to southwest Florida and provide Grand Rapids travelers a long-awaited opportunity to vacation in the Fort Myers area,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel Company senior vice president of planning. “We’ve seen high demand for our service, and we look forward to making more vacations possible with these new flights.”
The nonstop flights will operate twice weekly between Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at Allegiant.com.
“We are thrilled to welcome Allegiant’s inaugural flights coming from and going to Punta Gorda, Florida, and we know this service will only get more and more popular as our seasonal temperatures start to drop,” said Gerald R. Ford International Airport Executive Director Brian Ryks. “Punta Gorda offers access to the Fort Myers/Sanibel and Captiva Island area, a popular vacation spot for many Michiganders. I am personally excited to utilize this new service, and encourage area travelers to take advantage of this new nonstop opportunity to the Fort Myers area.”
Catering perfectly to a personal, romantic or family getaway, the southwest Florida coast features exquisite beach-front dining and a wide variety of recreation in the warm, pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. 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 local activities. Grand Rapids travelers can now book their entire vacation for less by visiting Allegiant.com.
Allegiant offers a unique travel option to the Grand Rapids community. Focusing on low-cost leisure travel, the company provides customers with low base fares averaging nearly half of the cost of the average domestic round-trip fare. The innovative business model has allowed the company to grow from one aircraft and one route just over a decade ago, to providing convenient, affordable service in over 100 communities nationwide.