Allegiant Air announced today that it will begin nonstop jet service between Des Moines and Southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport, twice-weekly beginning Dec. 19. "This flight provides Central Iowa with another city connection, and we are confident Allegiant will be successful in this new market," said Kevin Foley, general manager of Des Moines International Airport, in a release. Iowans can now travel on Allegiant to three cities in Florida, including Orlando and St. Petersburg.