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NEW DESTINATION: Punta Gorda Flights Begin

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Allegiant Airlines began its non-stop service from Des Moines to Punta Gorda, Florida Thursday.

The new destination was announced in July. The new flight will operate twice weekly.

The company is offering introductory fares for as low as $95 one way. Tickets must be purchased by December 25th, for travel by February 26th, to receive the special price.

Allegiant already provides nonstop service to other Florida cities St. Petersburg and Sanford, which is just outside of Orlando.