Allegiant adds two more destinations from Cincinnati airport

For those passengers who enjoy the discounted fares offered by Allegiant Air, there is more good news.

The discount airline that began flights at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in February with two Florida destinations announced two more locales on Tuesday to the menu.

Allegiant will begin flights to Phoenix, Arizona and Fort Lauderdale, Florida beginning in October. The airline will fly to Phoenix-Mesa twice per week, on Wednesday and Saturday, and four times per week, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday to Fort Lauderdale.

“We are excited to further expand low-cost air travel in Cincinnati,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President and COO. “Since we began operating in Cincinnati earlier this year, the community has shown an overwhelming appetite for access to affordable vacation travel. We are confident the community will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to these new destinations and the value of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservation together.”

Since beginning services in Cincinnati, Allegiant added flights to St. Petersburg, Fla., Sanford, Fla., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. As part of Tuesday's announcement Allegiant is also expanding services to Orlando, Punta Gorda and Tampa Bay/Saint Petersburg.

Steve Arlinghaus, the outgoing chairman of the Kenton County Airport Board, told WCPO that low-cost airlines are watching the growth of low-cost, vacation flights out of CVG very closely.

He stopped short of saying that Allegiant would become a hub at CVG, but did say he would not surprised if the carrier -- along with Frontier Airlines -- added additional flights out of CVG.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant was found 1997 and is known for its cheap fares from smaller markets to vacation destinations in Florida, California and also Las Vegas.

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