SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Non-stop flights to the Florida panhandle started Friday out of Shreveport Regional Airport, with Allegiant launching a new twice-weekly service via Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport.
Friday’s flight was almost full with 141 passengers on board. Shreveport Regional Airport spokesperson Mark Crawford was excited to see a great turnout for the flight and is hopeful this will lead to additional flights in the future. “The more people that fly from Shreveport, the more likely we are to get additional flights like Destin or larger planes.”
“I am pretty excited about going to Fort Walton and Destin,” said Springhill resident Jerry Strahan. “My mother lives there. I usually drive, but I couldn’t beat this deal on this price.”
Shreveport’s Mayor Adrian Perkins proclaimed Friday “Allegiant Air Day” to mark the occasion.
The new seasonal flights will operate twice weekly through Labor Day.
With the addition of this new route, Allegiant will now serve three cities from Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV). Non-stop service Orlando, Las Vegas is also offered. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found at Allegiant.com.
As the event celebrating the new service to Destin concluded Friday, the airport also unveiled a new logo commemorating 90 years of flight in Shreveport.