Daily non-stop flights to Orlando coming to local airport

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Daily non-stop flights to Orlando are soaring in to an airport near you.

Silver Airways announced Monday the debut of the non-stop flight from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) beginning May 17, 2019.

“We no longer have to go north to go south," Okaloosa County Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel said. "The one request I’ve received over and over again from our local citizens is a flight to Central Florida, and now we have it!”

Tickets go on sale next week.