Allegiant’s “Winter the Dolphin” Plane Makes A Stop at HIA

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Winter the Dolphin has appeared on the big screen and draws thousands of visitors to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, but now Winter is going miles high with her latest milestone.

To mark its partnership with the aquarium, Allegiant Airlines rolled out a new plane back in July 2018 featuring an image of the rescued bottlenose dolphin. According to Allegiant Air, Winter the Dolphin Airbus 320 will be based at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.

This morning, Winter’s namesake plane arrived at HIA to take passengers to Orlando-Sanford (SFB), and what a sight she was!

Winter’s recovery and her prosthetic tale have inspired many over the years, and her story was even featured in the films “Dolphin Tale” and “Dolphin Tale 2”. 

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