Allegiant Airlines to offer nonstop flights from South Bend to Sarasota

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Allegiant Airlines will offer a nonstop flight from South Bend International to Sarasota, Florida.

Beginning Nov. 25, the seasonal route will operate two times per week, Monday and Friday.

Allegiant will now serve six cities from South Bend.

“We are thrilled to add the sixth dot to our route map with Allegiant,” said Mike Daigle, South Bend International Airport CEO and executive director. “The addition of nonstop flights to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport from South Bend International during the cold winter/early spring months will allow residents of the greater South Bend region to enjoy fun in the sun…”

The South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce says Michiana also stands to gain.

"Obviously, places like Notre Dame are on people's bucket list, and so folks want to come [to South Bend] primarily because of that, but also to experience what we have to offer, so our hope is that it goes both ways," expressed Jeff Rea, the CEO and president of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Allegiant is offering introductory $69, one-way fares for the new route.
However, seats and dates are limited -- and fares are not available on all flights. Flights must be purchased by Aug. 14, 2019 for travel by May 12, 2020.

Flight days, times and rates can be found here.