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An increase in passenger activity has helped the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport expand its commercial services, picking up another airline carrier and adding new flights to the schedule.

Airport officials recently made two major announcements, confirming the arrival of Allegiant Airlines to Brownsville and the addition of a new American Airlines flight to Dallas-Fort Worth.

The newest nonstop flight to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the fourth daily flight that departs Brownsville to the Metroplex area.

Allegiant began offering nonstop jet service between Brownsville and Las Vegas twice a week in June.

“We’re excited to be debuting in Brownsville and connecting travelers to the Entertainment Capital of the World,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel Company vice president of planning. “We’re proud to be offering the only nonstop travel option to Vegas in Cameron County.”

Brownsville joins Allegiant as one of its newest cities and is the company’s fourth market in Texas.

“Allegiant is the latest major company to join in Brownsville's dynamic growth,” said Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez. “Now passengers from Brownsville, Matamoros and our neighboring cities can enjoy nonstop, low-cost travel to Las Vegas. We are proud to welcome Allegiant to the Valley’s largest city.”

The airport had a remarkable 2014, recording over 207,000 passenger enplanements, the highest number of enplanements in its 86-year history. Officials expect to surpass that number in 2015.

In a recent interview with The Brownsville Herald, Larry Brown, the airport’s director of aviation, said that the economic impact of each additional flight is significant: 200 permanent jobs, $300,000 in extra sales tax revenue and a $20 million impact on the region, according to an analysis from the University of Texas at Brownsville that considered direct economic impact as well as its ripple effect.

“One flight has an economic impact with a spinoff effect,” he told the Herald. “You’re bringing new income into the community from other places.”

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