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Posted on Aug 12, 2015 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
Andrew Schaick
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Outagamie County Regional Airport director Abe Weber talks about a new vacation destination.

Outagamie County Regional Airport director Abe Weber talks about a new vacation destination.

Northeast Wisconsin residents can escape the winter wrath of Wisconsin with a non-stop flight to the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area from Outagamie County Regional Airport.

Starting Nov. 6, Allegiant Travel will begin twice-weekly, nonstop flights between Appleton and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in Florida.

“This fits in well with the amount of growing opportunities we have here, and this will cater to those who can’t wait to get to some of the best beaches, or for those traveling for business,” says Abe Weber, airport director at Outagamie County Regional. “This will enhance the travel for many people here in northeast Wisconsin.”

To celebrate this event, Allegiant is offering fares as low as $49 one way, and the latest flights to Tampa will add to existing service to Orlando, Las Vegas and Phoenix/Mesa. Flight information and tickets can be found Allegiant.com.

Outagamie County Regional Airport, which will soon change its name to Appleton International, is celebrating 50 years of service to the region this year. In addition to Allegiant, both United and Delta airlines operate daily flights from the airport.