ST. CLOUD -- The direct flights between St. Cloud and Southwest Florida will be returning this fall. Allegiant Airlines has announced they are bringing back the twice-weekly service to Punta Gorda Airport.

The flights will resume on November 7th and will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays, using Airbus A320 planes. They don't have a seasonal end date yet, but it typically runs through Easter.

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says, "it's great for those wanting a warm getaway this winter, or to see the Twins spring training in nearby Fort Myres.

Meanwhile, the Phoenix/Mesa service will remain twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Allegiant has offered service to Mesa since 2012.

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