Allegiant adds flight from Flint to Myrtle Beach, Southwest ends local operation

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FLINT (WJRT) (6/6/2018) - On the day of the last Southwest Airlines flight out of Flint, Allegiant is adding a new flight to a popular South Carolina destination.

Allegiant is offering a nonstop flight from Bishop International Airport to Myrtle Beach once per week. This will be Allegiant's fourth flight from Flint and the first with a destination other than Florida.

“So many people from Southeast Michigan have second homes in Myrtle Beach that we know this route will be very popular with them, as well as with the golfer and beach-going sets," Airport Director Craig Williams said.

Allegiant will begin offering a fifth regular flight from Flint to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 5. That flight will operate twice weekly.

Meanwhile, the last Southwest Airlines flight from Bishop to Midway Airport in Chicago departs at 6 p.m. The airline announced plans to end operations in Flint this month back in November.

Southwest first began flying out of Bishop about five years ago. The airline carried about 100,000 passengers from Flint in 2016.

While Southwest didn't offer many nonstop flights to destinations around the country, travelers from Flint flying to Midway Airport could access a number of connections there.

American, United and Allegiant airlines all offer service from Flint to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

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