Vision Airlines to offer cheap flights to Florida

on January 18 2011 3:46 AM

Vision Airlines, Atlanta’s charter flight provider that started services from Northwest Florida Regional Airport a while ago, is all set to lure travelers to Florida vacations by offering low-cost flights to the Southeastern state of United States.

Beginning March 25, the airline plans for major expansion targeting vacationing destinations of the country, the airline announced on Monday. The airline’s major focus is Destin along the Emerald Coast in Florida which receives more than 80 percent of the Coast’s tourists every year, according to tourism figures.

Vision Airlines will have direct flights to Destin from all major airports including Miami and Atlanta, the airline said. The carrier will also offer nonstop flights to Fort Walton Beach in the Florida Panhandle.

Besides, Vision Airlines also will fly to Tampa Bay, Orlando and Fort Myers in Florida; Biloxi in Mississippi; Savanah in Georgia and Ashville in North Carolina.

According to David Meers, Chief Operating Officer of the Vision Airlines, most of the major carriers are neglecting these destinations and those who don’t make passengers fly in “cramped” jets at high fares.

There's so little flying that people have had to endure a long drive, Meers told media adding that Vision’s foray into vacation market will be noteworthy. The economic impact our airline is going to have in Florida will be significant, Meers added.

Flying on Vision Airlines would cost a passenger anywhere between $69 and $199 for a one-way ticket, according to airline’s statement. Regular air fares for Destin will start at $79 while the airline will have introductory offer of low one-way fares at $49 for the first five days.

Vision will operate Boeing 737 aircrafts, which can seat up to 150 passengers, on the new routes, the airline informed.

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