In exciting news for travelers in Minot and the surrounding areas, Allegiant Airlines has recently announced the addition of a new nonstop flight from Minot International Airport to Florida. This welcome expansion comes just in time for the winter holidays, providing passengers with a convenient and direct route to the Sunshine State without the hassle of layovers or long drives to access flights.
Having a direct flight to Florida is a significant advantage for the local community, as it allows residents to utilize the services offered by businesses in their own area. Whether for personal or business travel, having accessible local flight options enhances convenience and strengthens the local economy.
The new route will connect travelers from Minot to Orlando Sanford International Airport, located in Sanford, Florida, just 27 miles from the city of Orlando. This strategic choice of destination opens up a range of possibilities for Minot residents, allowing them to explore the numerous attractions and entertainment options that Florida has to offer.
To make the new route even more appealing, Allegiant has introduced special introductory one-way fares not only for this route but also for other new routes across their network. Passengers had the opportunity to purchase these discounted fares by July 12, with travel valid until February 12, 2024.
Allegiant’s decision to add new flights from Minot is driven by the ongoing high demand from leisure travelers. This trend may be attributed to the pent-up travel demand resulting from the pandemic, as people are eager to explore new destinations and embark on well-deserved vacations. Allegiant’s success lies in its niche market, offering affordable flights to targeted destinations, and Drew Wells, the airline’s senior vice president and chief revenue officer, recognizes the potential for further growth in markets like Minot.
The addition of this new Florida flight route has the potential to positively impact passenger numbers at Minot International Airport. Additionally, it may attract more visitors from Canada, as our northern neighbors seek to take advantage of this convenient travel option.
Minot boasts the newest and largest commercial terminal in North Dakota, serving major airlines such as Delta, United, and Allegiant. The airport already offers direct flights to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona, according to available airport information.
We firmly believe that this new route will complement the existing ones and make Minot International Airport an even more appealing choice for travelers in and out of North Dakota. The benefits extend not only to the residents of Minot but also to the wider surrounding community. With increased accessibility and more travel options, Minot travelers can look forward to enhanced convenience and exciting new adventures in the Sunshine State.