Allegiant announced nonstop service year-round from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport to Phoenix will begin on November 17.

“We’re thrilled to announce more ultra-low-cost service from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant senior vice president of commercial. “We’re happy to provide local travelers with even more convenient options while they’re planning their sunny vacations.”

Introductory one-way fares start at $54, flights must be purchased by June 22 for travel by February 2018.

"Phoenix / Mesa is an exciting addition to the destinations Allegiant serves from MidAmerica, as it provides area residents direct access to an amazing location in the southwestern part of the U.S.," said St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern. "Allegiant's great low-cost, non-stop service coupled with the exceptional passenger experience that comes with flying from MidAmerica will make this a great complement to our existing flights to Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach and six terrific Florida hotspots."

"We're thrilled to now offer nine great destinations for our travelers," noted airport director Tim Cantwell. "I know they are looking for more great experiences on Allegiant out of MidAmerica and we're pleased to be able to deliver."