Avflight Traverse City, which currently serves as the sole FBO at Capital City Airport providing ground handling for flight operators, fuel service, light aircraft maintenance, hangar space and various other forms of ground support, will provide ground handling for new Allegiant routes from Capital City Airport in northern Michigan to St. Pete-Clearwater /Tampa; Orlando-Sanford; and Punta Gorda / Fort Myers, Florida, with a Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona route commencing November 13, 2019.
There has been an ever growing demand for more direct flight options to south Florida and Phoenix from North Michigan due to the rapid growth in popularity as a four-season tourist destination.
“The Cherry Capital Airport is a vital transportation and economic asset to the region and Avflight is deeply committed to supporting its success. Passengers will enjoy new lower-cost flight options, shorter airport drive times, heightened and more expeditious service, streamlined check-in and boarding processes and less- crowded facilities.” Joe Meszaroes, Avflight’s VP of Operations.
Allegiant’s new Florida routes are currently operational and serve the following specific airports:
- St.Peter-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
- Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB)
- Punta Gorda Airport (KPGD).
Service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KAZA) will commence November 13, 2019.
Allegiant was founded in 1997 and is certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as a “Scheduled Air Carrier” with authority to fly scheduled and charter airline operations throughout the U.S. The Company also has authority for charter service to Canada and Mexico.