Belleville's MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is primarily serviced by Allegiant, who offer flights to various popular vacation destinations. You might not expect flight deals out of an airport with only one commercial carrier, but Allegiant is known for highly competitive pricing from this location, especially on weekday departures. The fact that the airport and its flights are federally subsidized also help to keep ticket prices quite low.
Popular Destinations from Belleville Airport
Allegiant is based in Las Vegas, and has flights to and from on Mondays and Fridays. The bulk of their traffic from MidAmerica is actually to Florida, however; their most popular flights are to St. Petersburg, Sanford, Punta Gorda and Destin. You can also catch flights from here to Jacksonville, Myrtle Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
Most of these flights are only available two days a week. Generally the schedule is either Monday and Friday, or one midweek and one weekend flight.
As of mid-November 2017, service to Phoenix will also be available.
Alllegiant's lineup consists entirely of warm destinations that are great to get away to in the winter months. Of course, Las Vegas keeps the party going year round, but the weather there is especially nice in fall and winter and you can snag some great hotel and rental car deals during the slow period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And if you don't mind braving the heat, you'll find deep discounts in all of these locations during the dog days of summer.
Getting To Belleville Airport
MidAmerica Airport is actually located on Scott Air Force Base, though it is in a portion that is open to the public. If you're driving, you'll take Route 4 to Airport Boulevard to enter. You can reach Route 4 from Interstate 64.
There is a light rail service in the area called MetroLink, but at present it does not stop directly at the airport. The closest stop is nine miles away near the gates of Scott Air Force Base, on the Red Line which connects to downtown St. Louis. MetroLink is planning an extension to the airport, but there is currently no scheduled completion date.
There isn't any public bus service, but there are a variety of private shuttles, and you can also easily get a taxi from the Shiloh-Scott Station to the airport for a very reasonable price.
Things to Do at Belleville Airport
Since the airport only has sporadic flights from one carrier, it's very much on the small and basic side. It's best to bring food and drink or get a meal before arriving as options are limited to one snack stand on site.
On the plus side, baggage check and getting through the airport is usually very quick, and MidAmerica has a sterling reputation for cleanliness and service. Parking is also free.
The nearest alternate food options are Eddie's Travel Center, a Dominos Pizza and several gas stations just up Route 4 to the north. A wider range of restaurants can be found a few miles out in Mascoutah, O'Fallon, Shiloh and Lebanon.
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