Allegiant and VPS will unveil the largest single expansion into Florida in the company's history today. Find out the new 11 cities.

While there is far more to this story coming today at nwfdailynews.com, Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) and Allegiant are holding a major announcement on expansion of service. By adding 11 cities to the nonstop service out of VPS, Allegiant is preparing to unveil the largest single expansion into Florida in the company’s history.

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Readers can follow the announcement and expanded coverage at 9:30 a.m. from VPS. The Daily News will be streaming the event live on its Facebook page at THIS LINK. Also follow more live coverage on Twitter using the hashtag #VPSBigNews.

As an early look at the major event this morning, Allegiant will introduce the new routes with fares as low as $42*.

1. Kansas City, Mo. – begins May 3, 2017 with fares as low as $49*

2. Austin, Texas – begins May 4, 2017 with fares as low as $56*

3. Cleveland – begins May 12, 2017 with fares as low as $42*

4. Louisville, Ky. – begins May 24, 2017 with fares as low as $65*

5. Peoria, Illinois – begins May 24, 2017 with fares as low as $69*

6. Columbus, Ohio – begins May 25, 2017 with fares as low as $65*

7. Springfield, Mo. – begins May 25, 2017 with fares as low as $59*

8. Indianapolis – begins May 26, 2017 with fares as low as $56*

9. Pittsburgh – begins May 31, 2017 with fares as low as $42*

10. Washington D.C. / Baltimore – begins May 31, 2017 with fares as low as $59*

11. Newark, N.J. – begins June 6, 2017 with fares as low as $49*

Flight days and times can be found at Allegiant.com.

“We are pleased to bring more convenient, low-cost travel options to more communities,” said Allegiant Chief Operating Officer, Jude Bricker. “Our partnerships with Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau and Visit Florida will only strengthen the success of these new routes, and the desire to escape to this sunny, beach oasis on Florida’s Emerald Coast.”

Allegiant offers a unique option to travelers with low base fares and savings on rental cars, hotels and activity and attraction tickets. Travelers can book their entire vacation with Allegiant for less.

"Allegiant has absolutely changed our horizon and commitment to VPS, Okaloosa County, the Northwest Region and the State of Florida. The economic impacts of a new base and 11 new nonstop flights will bring tremendous growth and direct connections our area has never seen. We are thrilled and look forward to a very successful 2017,” said Tracy Stage, A.A.E. Airports Director, Okaloosa County Airports.

*About the introductory one-way fares

Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Flights must be purchased by Jan. 13, 2017 for travel by Aug. 15, 2017. Price displayed reflects purchase by debit card; purchase by credit card subject to surcharge not to exceed $8 each way per passenger. See Allegiant.com for details. For optional services and baggage fees, please visit Allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.