RICHMOND, VA — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today launches new nonstop flights to Florida from the Richmond International Airport (RIC). New nonstop service to Orlando / Sanford begins today, April 14, 2016 and new nonstop service to Jacksonville, Florida begins April 15, 2016. To celebrate the new flights to the Sunshine State, Allegiant is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $39.*
“We’re excited to begin these new flights from Richmond to Florida, offering local travelers two new sunny destinations to vacation in this summer,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant chief operating officer. “We’re confident that these new flights will be well-received by the Richmond community.”
New flights from Richmond International Airport (RIC) include:
- Orlando / Sanford, Florida via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) – begins April 14, 2016 with fares as low as $56**
- Jacksonville, Florida via Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) – begins April 15, 2016 with fares as low as $39*
Both new routes will operate twice weekly. The new service will provide Richmond travelers with their only nonstop, ultra-low-cost flight option to Orlando / Sanford and Jacksonville. The new nonstop flights will add to Allegiant’s current service from Richmond to St. Pete / Clearwater, Florida. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at Allegiant.com.
“We celebrate Allegiant’s new flights from Richmond to Florida, our region’s most demanded destination for vacations,” said John V. Mazza, Jr., chairman, Capital Region Airport Commission. “Just in time for spring and summer trips, we anticipate that the nonstop flights and vacation package offerings from Allegiant should be very popular with Richmonders.”
Allegiant will offer a unique option to Richmond travelers with low base fares averaging less than half the cost of domestic round-trip tickets purchased in 2015. The innovative business model has allowed it to grow from one aircraft and one route over 15 years ago, to offering convenient, affordable vacation travel in over 110 markets across the country, more than any other low-cost airline.
*About the introductory one-way fares:
Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by April 22, 2016 for travel by Nov. 14, 2016. Price displayed reflects purchase by debit card; purchase by credit card subject to surcharge not to exceed $8 each way per passenger. SeeAllegiant.com for details. For optional services and baggage fees, please visit Allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.
**About the introductory one-way fares:
Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by April 21, 2016 for travel by Nov. 13, 2016. Price displayed reflects purchase by debit card; purchase by credit card subject to surcharge not to exceed $8 each way per passenger. SeeAllegiant.com for details. For optional services and baggage fees, please visit Allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.
Allegiant, Travel is our deal.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars and attraction tickets. All can be purchased only through the company website, Allegiant.com. Beginning with one aircraft and one route in 1999, the company has grown to over 80 aircraft and more than 300 routes across the country with airfares less than half the cost of average domestic roundtrip ticket.
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