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Flights to Myrtle Beach resume

Statement as issued Tuesday:

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority is pleased to announce the return of non-stop service to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina via Allegiant. The seasonal service between Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) will begin on Thursday, May 17, 2012, but travelers can already begin booking their vacations.

Allegiant will operate two flights per week, departing FWA on Thursdays and Sundays at 3:40 p.m. and arriving at MYR at 5:15 p.m. Return service from MYR will depart at 6:00 p.m. and arrive into FWA at 7:40 p.m.

“We’re delighted that Allegiant has chosen to offer this seasonal, non-stop service to our passengers again this summer,” said Torrance Richardson, Executive Director of Airports for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. “The region’s travelers supported the Myrtle Beach service last year, and now have the opportunity to again enjoy this great low-fare destination from Fort Wayne to the Grand Strand.”

Allegiant began service between Fort Wayne International Airport and Myrtle Beach International Airport in April 2010. The service has been very successful – over 17,000 Allegiant passengers have flown between the two airports since the route began. Home to world-class golf, 60 miles of sandy beaches, exciting entertainment and family attractions and Southern hospitality, the Myrtle Beach area is the ideal vacation experience welcoming nearly 14 million visitors annually. For additional information on the Myrtle Beach area, go to www.VisitMyrtleBeach.com or call 1-888-Myrtle.

Allegiant also offers convenient, non-stop flights from FWA to Orlando and Tampa Bay, Florida. For flight availability and fares, visit the Allegiant website at www.allegiant.com or call 1-702-505-8888.

About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field. Since FWACAA’s inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of an Air Trade Center and Foreign Trade Zone to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six–member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.

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