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Business Observer Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 8 months ago

Airline lands another nonstop flight to region

Service from Richmond, Va. to Punta Gorda. will begin in February.

PUNTA GORDA — Allegiant, following the Nov. 12 announcement that the low-cost airline leader added new service from the Sarasota-Bradenton region to Allentown, Pa., has another new nonstop flight announcement: Richmond, Va. to Punta Gorda.

Service from the Virginia capital, via Richmond International Airport, to the Charlotte County airport, under the call letters PGD, begins Feb. 13, 2020, according to a statement.

“We are excited to announce that our service to the Punta Gorda Airport continues to expand to yet another city,” says Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue, in the statement. “We know this route will be highly sought after by travelers looking for a warm winter getaway.”

The new seasonal flights will operate twice weekly and bring an additional 15,000 travelers to Charlotte County, the release states. With the addition of this new route, Allegiant will now serve 47 cities from Punta Gorda Airport. “We’re delighted that Allegiant is adding the history-rich capital of Virginia to PGD’s growing list of destinations,” says Punta Gorda Airport CEO James Parish in the statement.


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