CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Thursday marks the first flights to a new destination for travelers out of Punta Gorda Airport .
Allegiant Airlines began new non-stop flight to Traverse City, Michigan on Thursday.
The flights will operate twice a week, and introductory one-way fares are as low as $69 each way.
It's the airline's 41st route out of Punta Gorda, as well.
According to the company, more than 6,000 people in Michigan have second homes in Charlotte County.