Airport announces new flights to Biloxi with travel packages for Beau Rivage
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Visitors to the Beau Rivage can enjoy restaurants, a casino and golf course.
Visitors to the Beau Rivage can enjoy restaurants, a casino and golf course.
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Travelers in Central Florida can now get away to Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, MGM Resorts International’s destination resort on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, with service three days per week on Vision Airlines.

The Beau Rivage scheduled service from Orlando Sanford International Airport to Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport will begin on Feb, 6 and operate three days per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays on 136-seat Boeing 737 aircraft.

Beau Rivage’s air-inclusive travel packages start at $199 per person, double occupancy, plus taxes and fees, and are limited and subject to availability. Travel packages include airfare, deluxe accommodations and round-trip ground transportation between the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and Beau Rivage.

Reservations can be made by calling 1.877.GO.2.BEAU (877.462.2328) or by booking online at http://www.beaurivage.com/199.

On Wednesdays and Sundays, flights will depart Orlando Sanford at 1:40 p.m. and arrive at Gulfport-Biloxi at 2:00 p.m. Flights leaving Gulfport-Biloxi will depart at 10:30 a.m. and arrive at Orlando Sanford at 12:55 p.m.

Friday flights will depart Orlando Sanford at 5:05 p.m. and arrive at Gulfport-Biloxi at 5:25 p.m. Friday flights leaving Gulfport-Biloxi will depart at 1:45 p.m. and arrive at Orlando Sanford at 4:05 p.m. (all flight times are local).

According to Larry Dale, president and chief executive officer of Orlando Sanford International Airport, “We are extremely pleased to welcome the advent of flights to Gulfport-Biloxi from SFB and fully anticipate that the central Florida community will embrace this new and exciting travel opportunity.”

“We are pleased to expand our non-stop jet service from the Orlando Sanford area,” said George P. Corchis, Jr., president and chief operating officer of MGM Resorts International’s Regional Operations. "Orlando Sanford is a vibrant and growing community within an hour flying distance. Beau Rivage combines a world-class resort destination with world-famous Southern hospitality that offers exciting entertainment, dining, and gaming options to this community and this expanded schedule will provide more convenience and options to guests visiting the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Beau Rivage exudes the charm and elegance guests have come to love from MGM Resorts International while always providing fresh new experiences for all to enjoy. The resort’s 1,740 guest rooms and suites boast luxurious amenities such as pillow top mattresses and 32-inch LCD flat screen televisions coupled with modern décor and stunning views of the Mississippi Gulf Coast or Biloxi’s Back Bay.

The 85,000 square foot casino floor includes a 16-table poker room, state-of-the-art gaming areas and a stylish high-limit room. Stepping away from the excitement of the casino, the Beau Rivage Spa and Salon was recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the Top 20 Hotel Spas in the U.S. and features an expanded service menu offering a fusion of treatments found at the world’s top resorts, perfected with a southern flair.

Guests experience elegance and style along Beau Rivage’s exclusive shopping promenade featuring 12 unique shops and boutiques. The retail shops feature the latest designer trends and offer a variety of treasures from exquisite jewels to whimsical specialty items.

Just a short drive from Beau Rivage is Fallen Oak. Designed exclusively for guests of Beau Rivage by legendary course architect Tom Fazio, Fallen Oak offers spectacular play and formidable challenges through one of the most lush and splendid architectural landscapes in the country. Home to the PGA TOUR Champions Tour Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, Fallen Oak has garnered more than 30 national awards and accolades from golf and lifestyle publications including the No. 26 spot on Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Course You Can Play for 2012 and No. 2 spot on Golfweek’s Top Casino Golf Courses.

From traditional cooking to exotic international cuisine, Beau Rivage’s 10 distinctive restaurants and cafes offer a multitude of dining experiences and its three nightclubs and bars create even more delicious experiences for guests.

Beau Rivage also continues its tradition of bringing top headline entertainment to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Headline entertainers Diana Ross (Feb. 9), Grand Funk Railroad and War (Feb. 22), Moody Blues (March 16), Vince Gill (March 22), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (May 3) will be performing at Beau Rivage in early 2013. For updated listings or to reserve tickets, call (888) 566-7469 or visit www.beaurivage.com.