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Flint's Bishop International Airport Announces New Nonstop Jet Flights to Ft. Lauderdale on AirTran Airways!


And the Return of Daily Nonstops to Ft. Myers

Plus A Tampa Upgrade to Daily Service, From Saturday-Only Flights

June 24, 2009

Bishop International Airport is having a "Florida Bonanza", with the announcement of the addition of our newest destination, Ft. Lauderdale, on November 4th. Ft. Lauderdale joins the ranks of Orlando, Ft. Myers and Tampa. In honor of our four jet flights on AirTran Airways to Florida, Flint is officially changing the name of the sunshine state to "FOUR-ida." Tickets are for sale now at airtran.com.

"With non-stop service to more Florida cities than anyone from Flint, the only thing that covers the state better than AirTran Airways is the sunshine itself," said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of marketing and sales for AirTran Airways.

In addition to Ft. Lauderdale starting in November, Flint's Saturday-only Tampa flights will be upgraded to daily flights on October 6th, two full months ahead of last year's seasonal escalation of service. Also, daily flights to Ft. Myers return on November 4th. Orlando, as always, flies daily all year.

Airport Director Jim Rice stated, "It is wonderful news. AirTran Airways bringing back their nonstop to Ft. Lauderdale flight is a testament to their dedication to the economic growth of our region, and of our community's loyalty to the airline.

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Not only is the service to Ft. Lauderdale returning, but having Tampa and Ft. Myers return to daily service, and even earlier than last year, is a sign of great things to come for Bishop International Airport."

Flight schedules

Flint - Fort Lauderdale

FNT-FLL 1232 6:52PM 9:57PM M.W.F.S 717 Starts Nov 4, 2009
FLL-FNT 1231 3:17PM 6:17PM M.W.F.S 717 Starts Nov 4, 2009

Flint - Fort Myers

FNT-RSW 1417 2:47PM 5:43PM MTWTFSS 717 Starts Nov 4, 2009*
RSW-FNT 1416 11:19AM 2:12PM MTWTFSS 717 Starts Nov 4, 2009
*Note: FNT-RSW will not operate on Tues/Wed Nov 4-Nov 18.

Flint - Tampa

FNT-TPA 1282 2:35PM 5:17PM MTWTFSS 717 Starts Oct 6, 2009*
TPA-FNT 1283 10:30AM 1:06PM MTWTFSS 717 Starts Oct 6, 2009*
*Note: FNT-TPA will not operate on Tues/Wed Oct 6-Nov 3, FNT-TPA operates Saturday-only through Oct 5.


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Flint Bishop International Airport (FNT) is "The smart way to fly". Flint offers the lowest average airfares in the state. It is also the most centrally located low-fare portal to Michigan, making "Pure Michigan, Purely Affordable". The facility is served by AirTran Airways, with nonstop jet service to Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta and seasonally to Ft. Myers; American Eagle with jet service to Chicago O'Hare; Continental Connection, with Cleveland service; Delta with jet flights to Atlanta; Midwest Connect, featuring nonstop service to Milwaukee and by Northwest Airlines, with nonstop flights to Detroit and Minneapolis. For reservations and flight information from Flint, visit our web site at bishopairport.org

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