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Third airline lands at NFIA

by jmaloni
Thu, Nov 18th 2010 03:55 pm
It will be easy to escape Western New York's oncoming winter this year.

Just two weeks after Spirit Airlines announced it would be joining Direct Air in providing service out of Niagara Falls International Airport, Vision Airlines announced Nov. 12 that it also will begin providing low-cost air travel here.

Beginning Dec. 17, Vision will launch non-stop air service between Niagara Falls and the Northwest Florida Regional Airport and one-stop service to Miami International Airport.

Rates start at $79 each way.

Vision will operate twice a week flights (Friday and Sunday), using Boeing 737 aircraft. Northwest Florida encompasses the southern sea towns of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, while the 85-minute hop further south takes passengers to Miami's sun and sand.

"It is our desire to continue to grow our service and route structure and offer tremendous value to leisure travelers," said David Meers, senior vice president for Vision Airlines.

"The Florida market is a very popular destination with our customer base, and I'm confident they will find favor with Vision Airlines' low fares and efficient service," said Henry Sloma, acting chairman of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, operators of the Niagara Falls airport.

Direct Air currently provides flights to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and to Florida (Punta Gorda-Fort Myers, Melbourne and West Palm Beach). Spirit will begin offering flights to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida on Jan. 27 and is expected to add Myrtle Beach on May 5.

Niagara Falls' new arrival Vision Airlines, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., began operations in 1994. Currently, it serves a number of cities out of three hubs -- North Las Vegas Airport, Gulfport Biloxi International Airport and Miami International Airport.

For more information about Vision Airlines, visit www.visionairlines.com or call 1-877-FLY-A-JET.

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