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News release from the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority:
FWA and Allegiant announce non-stop service to Phoenix/Mesa,
Launch photo contest to award free trips
(August 20, 2013) – Officials at the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority are pleased to announce that Allegiant has launched non-stop service from Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) to Phoenix/Mesa in Arizona. The service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) will operate two flights per week on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning October 30, 2013.
“Allegiant has been a great partner for FWA over the years,” said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. “As our leisure market continues to grow, Allegiant continues to offer new destinations that include not just affordable airfare, but hotel and attraction packages for hassle-free vacation travel.”
Allegiant is offering special introductory fares of $99 round-trip for flights booked by August 22. After this date, Allegiant will offer $89 one-way fares through August 27.
With breathtaking scenery, endless sun, unmatched resorts, and miles of world-class golf courses, Phoenix/Mesa is a gateway to all that Arizona has to offer. Allegiant partners with more than 70 of Arizona’s most exciting hotel properties, provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car, and offers great deals on activities such as hot air balloon rides and Grand Canyon tours.
To celebrate the new service, FWA, Allegiant, and the Hyatt Place Scottsdale have teamed up to host the “Crazy for AZ” Photo Contest. The contest welcomes fun, crazy photo submissions that include the letters “A” and “Z” anywhere in the picture. One lucky photographer will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Phoenix/Mesa if their photo is voted as the crowd favorite. One trip for two will also be awarded to a randomly selected voter. The contest begins at 1 p.m. August 20 and ends at midnight September 18. Visit https://www.facebook.com/flyfortwayne for complete rules and to enter.
Allegiant also offers non-stop flights from FWA to Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Fort Myers, Florida, as well as seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. To view the Phoenix/Mesa flight schedule and to book a trip, visit the Allegiant website at www.Allegiant.com or call their reservation line at 702-505-8888.
About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field. Since FWACAA’s inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of an Air Trade Center and Foreign Trade Zone to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.
- Allegiant Announces Nonstop, Low-Cost Travel between Fort Wayne and Phoenix – 20th August 2013
- Photos and video from yesterday’s Allegiant Air announcement – 21st August 2013
- Allegiant Air website
- Crazy for AZ photo contest details
- Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority website
- Fort Wayne International Airport website