Nov 12 2014
Kumasi Aaron, Reporter, weekend anchor
New nonstop flights start in February; fares as low as $65
You'll soon have some new options when flying out of Jacksonville International Airport. Allegiant Airlines announced it will be offering new nonstop service from Jacksonville to two U.S. cities next year.
The airline focuses on low-cost leisure travel and said it provides customers with low base fares averaging nearly half of the cost of the average domestic round-trip fare.
The new Allegiant flights will take off from Jacksonville to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh starting in February. It makes Jacksonville the company's sixth destination city in Florida.
“We are very excited to bring our unique brand of travel to Jacksonville, Fla., and are glad to offer the Jacksonville community nonstop flights to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel Company senior vice president of planning. “Jacksonville travelers can take advantage of the convenience of flying nonstop to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh and book their entire vacation for less with Allegiant.”
The new flights from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) will operate twice weekly. Flight days and times and the lowest fares can be found at Allegiant.com.
Flights to Cincinnati begin Feb. 12 and flights to Pittsburgh begin Feb. 13.
“We are very excited to welcome our newest carrier, Allegiant Air, to Jacksonville International Airport,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority Executive Director and CEO Steve Grossman said. “Their nonstop service to Pittsburgh and Cincinnati gives northeast Floridians more options when traveling to the Midwest.”
To celebrate, Allegiant will offer promotional one-way fares to these cities for as low as $65, but they have to be purchased by Thursday.
The carrier is also offering local travelers the opportunity to win free Allegiant flights for an entire year. One lucky winner and a friend will fly free from the JIA as frequently as once a month for a year. To enter, visit Allegiant.com/FreeFlights.