Allegiant Adds Service in Fort Wayne

April 10th, 2012

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April 10, 2012

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- Officials at the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority are pleased to announce that Allegiant has added non-stop flights from FWA to Southwest Florida. The service to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), located just 30 minutes from popular Fort Myers, will operate two flights per week beginning June 28, 2012. Allegiant will launch the new service with special introductory fares for those who book by April 30 - tickets are available now.

“This is great news for FWA and the residents of our region,” said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports. “Allegiant has been a great partner in providing service to Florida’s most popular vacation destinations from FWA and we anticipate this new route to be well received by the Fort Wayne community.”

Punta Gorda, Florida is situated on the shores of Charlotte Harbor, approximately 100 miles south of Tampa and a convenient 24 miles north of Fort Myers. In addition to the city’s beautiful historic district, Punta Gorda offers many natural attractions, waterside shopping, fishing, and fine dining.

“Were excited to offer another affordable, convenient destination option for Fort Wayne residents,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. “We are confident the community will appreciate the value of flying nonstop to Southwest Florida and the great deals we offer on vacation packages.”

Allegiant also offers non-stop flights from FWA to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Orlando and Tampa Bay, Florida. To book a vacation, visit the Allegiant website at or call 702-505-8888.

About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field. Since FWACAA’s inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of an Air Trade Center and Foreign Trade Zone to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six–member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit

Source: Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority