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Allegiant launches new service to Southwest Florida with first-day giveaway


From Illinois Business Journal news services

MASCOUTAH — Allegiant air service is celebrating its inaugural flight from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport to Punta Gorda/Fort Myers, Fla., with the chance to win a winter getaway.

Allegiant and the MidAmerica are asking travelers to head to the airport on Feb. 18, with their bags packed and ready to fly. One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win round-trip airfare and hotel stay for two to the Florida destination.

Travelers can enter the giveaway at the Allegiant ticket counter at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport between 6:45 and 7:45 a.m. on Feb. 18. Travelers who show up in tropical attire will receive two entries. The winner will be randomly selected at 7:55 a.m.

Winners will leave immediately on the inaugural flight at 9:55 a.m.

“Allegiant is very excited to kick off our new service with this giveaway,” said Brian Davis, Allegiant vice president of marketing. “We can’t wait to give someone the opportunity to visit beautiful southwest Florida.”

St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern said local residents have “have one more option to take the easy way to Florida. We hope they take advantage of the opportunity to be a part of the excitement surrounding the inaugural flight.”

The winner will receive two round-trip tickets on the inaugural flight and a three-night hotel stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside. The flight departs MidAmerica St. Louis Airport at 9:55 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. The return flight is on Sunday, Feb. 21.

The new Allegiant service from the St. Louis area to Punta Gorda /Fort Myers will operate twice weekly between MidAmerica St. Louis Airport and Punta Gorda Airport. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Official rules are available to view at

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