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Business Observer Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 9 months ago

Airline adds new flights from region to trio of destinations, including North Carolina

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St. Pete-Clearwater, Sarasota-Bradenton and Punta Gorda airports to participate in nonstop seasonal routes offered by low-cost carrier.

Allegiant Air has announced a series of new flights to and from a trio of area airports.

At the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, the Las Vegas-based carrier will begin offering a nonstop flight from the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, in Little Rock, Ark., on May 27. The seasonal route will fly twice weekly, according to a statement. 

“With its year-round sunshine, incredible beaches and attractions, St. Pete-Clearwater continues to be one of our most sought-after destinations,” says Drew Wells, Allegiant’s senior vice president of revenue, in the statement.

Tom Jewsbury, St. Pete-Clearwater International’s director, notes that Allegiant has been flying to and from the airport for 14 years, and it ranks as the fourth-largest airline in the Tampa Bay area.

In addition, the 22-year-old carrier also in late May will begin a new nonstop route to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, in Concord, N.C., outside Charlotte. Like at St. Pete-Clearwater, the flights will occur twice a week, and days and times can be found on the carrier’s website.

“With this new service to Concord and the Charlotte, N.C. area, Allegiant will now serve 24 destinations from (Sarasota-Bradenton International), providing low fares and convenient choices for our community and visitors,” says Rick Piccolo, the airport’s president and CEO, in the statement.

Allegiant also is planning for a limited time this summer to fly nonstop from Punta Gorda Airport in Charlotte County to Rapid City, S.D., site of the City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The twice-weekly flights will run from Aug. 6 through Aug. 16. 

 

 

 

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