Allegiant Air’s inaugural flight from Bangor to Punta Gorda, Florida, which is between Fort Myers and Sarasota, it took off Wednesday.
The flight goes non-stop from Bangor International Airport to the gulf coast of Florida twice a week.
Allegiant operates two other flights to Florida from Bangor, flying to Orlando and to the Tampa – Saint Pete area.
“So this marks their third Florida destination and of the two original destinations are any indication were hoping that Punta Gorda is also a mother successful route for our community because the community has certainly responded very well to the service so far,” said Tony Caruso, Airport Director.
Unfortunately the first flight out Wednesday afternoon was delayed.