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Indianapolis lands nonstop air service to Myrtle Beach

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Indianapolis International Airport has landed seasonal, nonstop service to Myrtle Beach, S.C., between May 31 and Oct. 31.

Suwanee, Ga.-based Vision Airlines said Thursday it will use Boeing 737s.

One-way fares will start at $109.

Vision began operations in Las Vegas in 1994. The small carrier offering scheduled and charter service has a fleet ranging from 30-passenger Dornier turboprops to Boeing 767s, which can hold up to 375 people.

The Indianapolis Airport Authority has been trying to boost the number of flights and destinations available from Indianapolis International Airport. Flights have been on the decline due to airline mergers and high fuel prices that have resulted in cancellation of less-profitable routes.

The authority last month said it was trying to restore nonstop service to business destinations such as San Francisco, which had been offered in previous years by carriers such as AirTran and now-defunct ATA Airlines.

A number of businesses, particularly in the technology sector, complain that the city loses potential venture capital investment because nonstop flights are not available to Silicon Valley. The authority is also seeking non-stop service to San Diego and Seattle. 

Vision also plans to offer nonstop Myrtle Beach service from the Ohio cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo, and from Louisville, Nashville and Springfield, Ill.

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