Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport new concourse to serve Allegiant Air

Hundreds of group and enterprise leaders joined employees from Allegiant Air and the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport on Monday morning to have fun the completion of a new concourse devoted to serving Allegiant Air passengers.

“No different airline has invested into our group like Allegiant has. In truth, no airline within the 65-year historical past of VPS has made the extent of dedication that Allegiant Air has,” Okaloosa County Airports Director Tracy Stage stated, utilizing the airport’s three-letter code.

Indeed, Allegiant contributed $11.4 million to the mission, which represents the majority of concourse development prices. The five-gate, 26,000-square-foot Concourse C is situated on the west facet of the airport’s important terminal and can serve Allegiant Air passengers completely.

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Allegiant contributed $11.4 million to the project, which represents the bulk of construction costs for the the five-gate, 26,000-square-foot Concourse C.

It’s a giant dedication for an airline that could be a relative newcomer to Okaloosa County.

Allegiant began service on the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport in 2016, with service to St. Louis and Cincinnati. By 2018, the provider was offering service to 22 locations and introduced VPS as its latest base of operations. Currently, Allegiant Air has service from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport to 35 locations, principally to smaller airports within the east and mid-west. The airline’s major focus is on vacationers, so the variety of flights differ in accordance to the season.

“You’ve bought one thing right here that’s extremely particular, and when individuals come to Destin they really feel it,” stated Keith Hansen, Allegiant’s senior vice chairman of airport and authorities affairs. Destin has change into one of many premier locations within the nation, Hansen instructed the gang.

People gather in the new concourse at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, which will serve only Allegiant Air customers.

“Your secret is out; everyone is aware of now what Destin is, what Fort Walton Beach is,” Hansen stated. “They are coming right here in droves and we could not be happier to be the vessel that’s bringing them from locations everywhere in the nation.”

As proof of this, throughout Monday’s ribbon reducing, an Allegiant Air Airbus A320 arrived from Cincinnati, dropping about 180 passengers into the new facility.

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