Allegiant extends seasonal service to 66 cities, adds flights from St. Louis

Allegiant extends seasonal service to 66 cities, adds flights from St. Louis

Patrick Clark and Liz Dowell

ST. LOUIS — Summer vacations have begun for some St. Louis families.  At MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, travelers are taking Allegiant Airlines Thursday afternoon.  

Allegiant kicked off seasonal service from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Thursday. The airline is extending its seasonal reach to 66 cities across the country.

 “Our focus is leisure travel,” says Darren James, Airport Director at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.  “We have seven destinations in Florida and added Myrtle Beach, Savannah, Knoxville, and Las Vegas.  We’ll continue to fly throughout those during the summer.  This is a busy season for us.  The great thing for us is that when people come here, they’re very happy. They’re usually going on vacation.  So quite often we see people who’re pleased they’re about to head to their destination they’re looking forward to.”

This family is taking advantage of MidAmerica’s size and continuing on this young lady’s journey to all 50 states. On this trip, they reached 44 after flying in from Pennsylvania.

“We landed in Illinois and went to Kansas,” says Michelle Easale.

“We went to Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma, and then we came back,” says Eliana Easale.

And trips are worth taking, whether you are a returning traveler.

“I’ve used it twice; the last time I came here, it wasn’t as developed as it is now,” says Ray Stippey, traveling to Florida.  “It’s much nicer now.” Imagine two friends embarking on a new journey and creating enduring memories.

“Girl’s trip,” say Cheryl Canaban and Linda Boente.  “Going to Destin beach.  Sun.  Waves.  Fun.  Cocktails.  We’re going to have a great time.”

There was a slight delay for some on Thursday afternoon. But travelers got to pass the time with the occasional T-38 Talon Trainer or military jet making a pitstop at MidAmerica. Cheryl Canaban and Linda Boente

“It’s wonderful,” says Boente.

“I can drive here with no problem,” says Canaban.  “You park and walk in.  It’s so easy.”

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