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Photo: Staff Writer
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Dayton to Punta Gorda flight to relaunch Thursday

Allegiant’s recently halted Punta Gorda/Fort Myers flight will return to the Dayton International Airport Thursday.

Allegiant Air, which previously operated year-round service from Dayton to three Florida cities, dropped back its service to seasonal on all three routes in April. That decision means Dayton’s airport has no full-year, low-cost flights after the departure of Southwest two years ago.

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Starting Thursday the seasonal hiatus will come to an end, running every Thursday and Sunday through August.

“We are very glad to see the Allegiant flight resume service just in time to give our travelers a quick, warm, and affordable break in the Florida sunshine,” said Gil Turner, Dayton International Airport Interim Director.

Allegiant’s business model relies on seasonal flights to cater to leisure travelers and fly when the demand is high.

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Flights are seasonal in many other markets as well.

Allegiant Air will resume seasonal flights to Orlando/Sanford and Tampa/St. Petersburg in February. All three of the nonstop flights will operate twice weekly until their next scheduled hiatus in August.

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