Traverse City, MI / October 29 / GENERAL AVIATION NEWS – Avflight Traverse City will provide ground handling for new Allegiant routes from Cherry Capital Airport (KTVC) 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. This venture satisfies a long-standing demand for more direct and economical options to south Florida and Phoenix for vacationers and retirees. While Traverse City remains the largest city in northern Michigan and is increasingly referred to as “the new Naples, Florida” for millennials, northern Michigan at large has experienced rapid growth in popularity as a four- season tourist destination.

“The Cherry Capital Airport (KTVC) 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 Meszaros, Avflight’s VP of Operations.

Avflight Traverse City currently serves as the sole Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at KTVC providing passengers and flight operators with professional ground handling, fuel service, light aircraft maintenance, hangar space, anticipatory concierge support, transportation and more in well-appointed facilities. Avflight Traverse City will be providing all ground operations for Allegiant’s new routes. Avflight hired and comprehensively trained several new staff members to support the additional flight 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), and Punta Gorda Airport (KPGD). Service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KAZA) will commence November 13, 2019.

Avflight operates a network of strategically-located, full-service FBOs across North America and Europe. All Avflight locations provide full fueling and line-service operations as well as a wide variety of amenities. Customers range from corporate jet traffic to freight and cargo companies, as well as charter operations and small aircraft. Each Avflight location is staffed by experienced professionals who undergo continual training to ensure that each customer and aircraft receive the safest, most efficient and friendliest service. Avflight is part of the Avfuel-Branded Network of 650+ FBOs around the globe. 

Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is an integrated travel company with an airline at its heart, focused on connecting customers with premier leisure experiences - from vacations to hometown family entertainment. Since 1999, Allegiant Air has linked travelers in small-to-medium cities to world-class vacation destinations with all-nonstop flights and industry-low average fares. Today, Allegiant serves more than 450 routes across the country, with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. Allegiant’s Sunseeker Resorts subsidiary is currently under construction with its inaugural resort property, Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor in Southwest Florida - a unique waterside integrated resort like no other. And a growing group of Allegiant Nonstop family entertainment centers offer state-of-the art indoor games and attractions to thrill seekers of all ages. For more information, visit us at Allegiant.com. Media information, including photos, is available at http://gofly.us/iiFa303wrtFM

Garrett Hain, Avflight | [email protected] or 734.663.6466

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