Las Vegas-based LCC Allegiant Air plans to designate Florida’s Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) as its 14th year-round base this summer. Allegiant said Feb. 13 it will invest more than $49 million to open a two-aircraft (Airbus A320) base of operations at VPS, expanding on the leisure-travel carrier’s usage of the airport as a seasonal base in summer 2017. Allegiant first began flying to Destin-Fort Walton Beach in 2016 and, as of last year, operated routes to/from 16 ...

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