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New direct service begins to Destin, Fla., from MidAmerica Airport


MASCOUTAH — The region’s first, non-stop flights to Destin, Fla., begin Thursday, June 2, at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.

Allegiant’s inaugural flight to Destin/Fort Walton Beach comes just days after the airline launched its regular service from MidAmerica Airport to Jacksonville, Fla.

To celebrate the inaugural flights to Jacksonville and Destin, Fla., MidAmerica St. Louis Airport held an enter-to-win contest for sun seekers this past Friday at St. Clair Square Mall in Fairview Heights. Participants had the chance to win a grand prize of a free round trip for two on the inaugural flight to Destin, departing June 2 and returning June 5, or one of 10 vouchers for $200 in savings off flights to other destinations. Connie Rhein, of Belleville, was randomly selected as the grand prize winner. She and her husband Edward will be among the travelers on the full flight when it departs Thursday at 11:25 a.m.

The new seasonal, direct flights to Destin will depart three times weekly from June 2 through Sept. 4.

The flights to Jacksonville are operating twice weekly, flying nonstop between MidAmerica St. Louis Airport and Jacksonville International Airport.

Flight days, times and fares can be found at

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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