Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport will announce this morning a new airline that will offer nonstop flights to Las Vegas, linking the gambling meccas in an effort to bolster the Coast’s recovering economy and the tourism industry.
Allegiant Air, which in January 2006 began nonstop jet service to Vegas from Shreveport, La., will soon begin its operations on the Coast. Details about the partnership will be released today at the airport.
“‘We’re bringing a new airline and new service that will be a tremendous boost to the tourism on the Mississippi Gulf Coast,'” said Jim Pitts, the airport’s director of marketing and business development.
source: The Sun Herald