Good news with regard to low cost air travel! On Wednesday, November 10th 2010, Vision Airlines announced that it will begin offering low-fare, non-stop service next month to two destinations from Northwest Florida Regional Airport in Fort Walton. The two destinations will be Niagara Falls and Miami – and more than 100 business and government leaders showed up at the airport for the official announcement.
Niagara Falls will be a fantastic gateway for snowbirds from the north to escape to sunnier skies for the winter, with the Niagara Falls International Airport area catering to a large population of potential winter guests from Toronto and its surrounding area plus the Buffalo, New York region. With fares from just $79 each way this makes for a very viable and affordable option for both snowbirds looking to get away to Florida, and locals who would like to travel to Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls.
As well as Miami with flights from Northwest Florida Regional Airport from $69 each way, Vision is expected to announce additional destinations in the next four weeks. Those flights are expected to start in early 2011. Clay Meek, director of sales for Vision Airlines says “We feel like it’s going to be a good fit and a successful service. We saw this as an opportunity not to change how people are traveling, but to give them a better alternative.” Vision Airlines also will partner will local businesses and restaurants on discount packages for airfares, stays in local hotels and condominiums, and amenities such as meals and golf. “Especially for an airline, the partnership with the local business community is imperative,” Meek said. “It’s a good partnership to help keep our airfares low and assist the local businesses to provide a good service.”
With Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) being just over an hour away from Panama City Beach, the new low cost Vision Airline destinations can only mean good things for our economy and for us locals who like to have access to new places without breaking the bank!
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