Allegiant announces flights to Destin from MidAmerica

From left, Tim Cantwell, Lee Warren and Mark Kern.

From left, Tim Cantwell, Lee Warren and Mark Kern.

MASCOUTAH — Recently, Allegiant announced new, nonstop service from St. Louis to Destin / Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

“With this new service to Destin-Fort / Walton Beach, St. Louis area travelers can economically and easily enjoy the beautiful warm waters of the Gulf,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant senior vice president of planning. “This new destination is sure to be a hit with anyone looking for a great summer getaway to Florida’s northwest coast.”

The seasonal flights will operate twice weekly and will fly nonstop between MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) beginning June 2, 2016 through Sept. 4, 2016. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at

“For this region, the gateway to Florida truly is via Allegiant and MidAmerica Airport,” said St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern. “The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport route from MidAmerica gives residents of the Metro East and the entire St. Louis region the first-ever nonstop direct flight to Destin.  With family-friendly airport access and Allegiant’s great service, you’re an hour and half away from the beach.”

The new service will provide St. Louis travelers with their only nonstop option to enjoy the pristine, white sand beaches of Destin / Fort Walton Beach. Allegiant also provides ultra-low-cost, nonstop service from BLV to Las Vegas, Orlando, Tampa Bay and Fort Myers /Punta Gorda.

Named the “Emerald Coast” for its beautiful green waters and soft, white sand, Destin / Fort Walton Beach is one of Florida’s fastest-growing beach destinations. When not enjoying the region’s beaches, Florida’s largest fishing fleet brings in fresh seafood daily to the area’s many eateries. Family-friendly attractions such as helicopter tours and harbor cruises will also keep visitors on the move.