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Just weeks after announcing service to several new destinations via Allegiant Air, Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport is adding another connection this week as New Orleans-based GLO launches service to and from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Ark. this week.

The new service brings the airport’s total number of nonstop destinations to 12.

The seasonal route will operate on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Labor Day Weekend.  To celebrate its launch, GLO is offering promotional one-way $149 “GLOforIt” fares for all flights on this route through May 15, 2016. The fares include taxes, fees, and up to three checked bags, plus a carry-on.

“We are thrilled to restore non-stop flights between the Florida panhandle and Central Arkansas,” said Trey Fayard, GLO’s founder and CEO. “GLO’s mission is to provide fast, comfortable, and convenient air service and that is just what our passengers have requested in reconnecting Little Rock and Destin-Fort Walton Beach. We’re looking forward to a great spring and summer.”

GLO will fly Saab 340B Plus turbo prop planes on the routes with a capacity of 30 passengers. (GLO/Special to The Pulse)

GLO will fly Saab 340B Plus turbo prop planes on the route with a capacity of 30 passengers. (GLO/Special to The Pulse)

On-board service inside GLO’s 30-passenger Saab 340B aircraft will include complimentary beverages and snacks. GLO’s leg room is one of the most spacious in the business, and passengers will also be treated to complimentary local publications.

“We welcome GLO as one of our newest carriers and look forward to a successful season with direct service to Little Rock and visitors to the Emerald Coast,” said airports director Tracy Stage.

GLO also serves New Orleans, La., Shreveport, La., and Memphis, Tenn. The airline had previously announced services between Destin-Fort Walton Beach and New Orleans, but representatives said Friday that the company would re-evaluate the route in the near future.

“This is a fabulous travel option for Little Rock vacationers eager to relax on the Emerald Coast,” added Ed Schroeder, director of the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau. “By cutting the travel time by seven hours each way, beach goers can enjoy our gulf-to-table fresh seafood, thrilling attractions and the Florida’s best beaches for two extra days.”

To book flights and find out more, visit FlyGLO.com.

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