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Allegiant Plans Year-Round Aircraft Base in Destin-Fort Walton Beach



Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) has announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS), the company said.

As part of Allegiant's growth in Florida, the company anticipates adding more than 65 new, high-wage jobs during 2018. Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport will become the airline's 14th year-round aircraft base.

The Las Vegas-based company is investing more than USD 49 million to establish a year-round base of operations, which will house two Airbus aircraft. Allegiant set the stage for this expansion by utilizing Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport as a seasonal base during the summer of 2017. …

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