Sioux Falls travelers have a new destination option when it comes to flying cheap.
Allegiant Airlines announced its latest flight out of Sioux Falls Tuesday morning, and it has many people dreaming of sunshine and white sand beaches.
"We're very pleased to announce new service on Allegiant Airlines to Tampa Bay, Florida via the Clearwater/St. Petersburg International Airport," Executive Director of the Sioux Falls Regional Airport Dan Letellier said.
This new non-stop flight will make two trips a week on Mondays and Fridays, starting November 1.
In 2012, four of the top five destinations for Sioux Falls travelers were served by Allegiant Airlines.
What makes Allegiant so appealing to many travelers is its prices. And this new flight to Florida will be no different.
"$99 round-trip if you purchase your tickets by Thursday. And that's for travel all the way through April of next year. And introductory one-way fares at $95 one-way after that, if purchased by August 27th," Letellier said.
While the prices are enticing, so is the new destination. Allegiant already offers flights to Sanford Airport near Orlando, but this flight is expected to be just as popular.
"St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa area, some of the best beaches on the Florida Gulf Coast. A wide range of activities in that area. You have beach activities, fishing, water sports, many amusement parks in that area," Letellier said.
Allegiant Airlines first came to Sioux Falls back in 2002 and now offers trips to several popular locations like Las Vegas, Orlando and Phoenix.
With this newest addition, airport officials in Sioux Falls hope their relationship with the airline will continue to grow.
"There's a lot of different opportunities, whether it's non-stop to Houston or the San Francisco Bay area, or a new service to Southern California. Those are all options that we continue to look at," Letellier said.
Flights will leave Sioux Falls at 10:30 a.m. and arrive back in Sioux Falls at 9:30 a.m.
For more information on Allegiant flights, you can check out their website at AllegiantAir.com.