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Allegiant announces new nonstop service to Jacksonville, Fla., from Mascoutah

From Illinois Business Journal news services

MASCOUTAH — Allegiant today announced another new nonstop service from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport to Florida — this one flying into Jacksonville International Airport.

“We’re excited to give folks in the St. Louis area another Florida destination to visit this summer,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant chief operating officer. “We’re sure that travelers will enjoy taking their vacation to Jacksonville for ultra-low costs.”

The seasonal flights will operate twice weekly and will fly nonstop between MidAmerica and Jacksonville beginning May 27. Allegiant is offering one-way fares for as low as $39 for a limited time. Seats must be purchased by March 14, 2016, for travel by Aug. 15, 2016.

St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern said: “Just like Destin, this new route represents the region’s only direct flight to Jacksonville and brings our total number of Florida destinations to five that local travelers can enjoy, along with the hassle-free flying experience that is unique to MidAmerica Airport.”

Allegiant’s MidAmerica routes include Las Vegas and four other Florida destinations: Orlando/Sanford, Fort Myers, Tampa Bay and Destin/Fort Walton Beach.

In conjunction with the announcement of 22 new routes across its network, Allegiant is kicking off the summer travel season with a “$1 Million Summer” campaign, pledging to give away $1 million in airfare now through the end of summer. The first 22 travelers to book flights on each of the individual routes will receive a refund for their round-trip airfare. Details can be found at .

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