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Business Observer Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 11 months ago

Airline adds eight destinations from airport

New destinations from Sarasota include Knoxville, Tenn., St. Louis, Mo., Louisville, Ky., and other Midwestern cities.

SARASOTA — Allegiant Air announced it will add eight destinations from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. 

The airline began flying out of Sarasota in April 2018 and decided to expand its presence last November.

According to a press release, the new service will include flights to:

  • St. Louis, Mo., beginning Nov. 15.
  • Knoxville, Tenn., beginning Nov. 21.
  • Des Moines, Iowa, and Rockford, Ill., beginning Nov. 23.
  • Flint, Mich., and Fort Wayne, Ind., beginning Nov. 24.
  • Louisville, Ky., and South Bend, Ind., beginning Nov. 25.

The route to Knoxville will be offered year-round, while the other flights will be seasonal. All flights will operate twice-weekly.

The airport has been going through a period of sustained growth, setting a traffic record in May.

In a press release, SRQ President and CEO Rick Piccolo says the new destinations are a sign Allegiant’s partnership with the airport has been successful. “With this new announcement, Allegiant will now serve 20 nonstop routes from SRQ, providing our community and visitors convenient choices and low fares,” says Piccolo in a statement.

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