Allegiant announces new nonstop flights from Milwaukee to 5 warm-weather cities

MILWAUKEE -- Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air is adding nonstop flights from Milwaukee to several warm-weather destinations, company officials announced Tuesday morning.

This fall, the airline will begin direct flights from Mitchell International Airport to Mesa (Phoenix), Arizona, as well as Florida destinations Punta Gorda (Fort Meyers), St. Petersburg, Sanford (Orlando), and Fort Lauderdale.

"We're thrilled to announce that we are bringing our unique brand of ultra-low-cost, convenient travel to Milwaukee," said Lukas Johnson, an Allegiant Senior Vice President, in a statement.

"We know that there is strong demand for these five destinations, and we are excited to offer nonstop service at a fair that everyone can afford," he said.

As a promotion accompanying the launch of the new flights, a limited number of tickets starting at $35 one-way can be purchased on the company's website here.

To obtain the discounted prices, travelers must purchase tickets by June 22 for travel by February 13, 2018.

The new flights will run year-round, twice a week.

"Allegiant's new nonstop flights will draw a wide range of travelers to Milwaukee and further expand our reach throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois," said County Executive Chris Abele in a statement.

Milwaukee County owns and operates Mitchell International Airport.

Allegiant describes itself as an airline offering industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet. It also offers other travel-related products like hotel rooms and rental cars.

The company operates more than 80 aircraft and flies upwards of 300 routes across the country. 

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