Local air travelers will still be able to trade a Springfield winter for the warm Florida sun.
Allegiant Air has agreed to take over the twice-weekly route between Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport and Punta Gorda, Florida.
That service had been offered by Direct Air until that company went bankrupt this spring.
Allegiant will kick off the service in November, but is offering an introductory fare of $92.99 one way for flights booked in the next week.
If the Florida service does well, Allegiant will look at offering it year-round or adding other destinations, such as Las Vegas.