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Airports add flights to upstate NY, Texas border town

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 3:15 p.m. February 12, 2024
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Allegiant Travel Co. is adding a trio new nonstop routes to a pair of airports in the region.

In total, the Las Vegas-based low-cost airline leader announced 10 new nonstop routes to 14 cities nationwide in a Monday statement.

On the west coast of Florida new routes include: 

  • Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) to Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) in New York, beginning June 12. Plattsburgh is 62 miles south of Montreal. Plattsburgh will become nonstop destination No. 28 at SRQ. “This addition will provide a convenient connection for both US and Canadian travelers, allowing them to explore the stunning beaches, cultural gems, and unforgettable experiences that the Sarasota Bradenton area has to offer," SRQ President and CEO Rick Piccolo says in a statement. 
  • St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) to Evansville, Indiana, via Evansville Regional Airport (EVV). Evansville is north of Nashville and south of Indianapolis. Those flights begin June 13. 
  • St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to McAllen, Texas, via McAllen International Airport (MFE). McAllen is 11 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Those flights begin June 14. 

“We look forward to welcoming Evansville and surrounding southern Indiana, Illinois, and Northern Kentucky communities to convenient non-stop flights to St. Pete-Clearwater,” St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport Director Tom Jewsbury says in a statement. “With new service to McAllen Texas, the stunning beaches of St. Pete-Clearwater and the Rio Grande of McAllen will offer a great exchange for nature photographers and bird lovers to enjoy the beauty of these diverse areas.”



Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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