OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Allegiant Air announced Tuesday it will add two new, non-stop service routes from the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) beginning in late spring 2019.
Non-stop service from VPS to Omaha's Eppley Airfield (OMA) and Tulsa International Airport (TUL) is set to begin June 6, 2019.
"We're thrilled to welcome passengers from Tulsa and Omaha to our beautiful beaches and to offer locals two more non-stop flights from the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, bringing our total to 30 non-stop destinations," Okaloosa County Airports Director Tracy Stage said. "Allegiant Air has been a huge partner in our growth, not only through an increase in passengers generating significant tourism impact and more destinations, but by contributing 130 new jobs at VPS."
Okaloosa County Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel stated, "Allegiant has been an outstanding partner to our airport and our county. Each destination offered through Allegiant gives travelers a faster and affordable means to visiting our beautiful coastal communities, and also gives our local population affordable options for family visits, business trips, vacations, and more.
"In addition, a significant portion of our local residents are active duty, separated or retired military, and Allegiant offers several free services to service members and their families to honor their sacrifice to our country," Ketchel said. "We couldn't be more proud of our partnership with Allegiant."
VPS Airport officials said tickets are now on sale. To book your flight, visit allegiant.com. For more information about services offered at VPS, you can visit flyvps.com.