HEBRON, Ky. – Allegiant is expanding its network at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport with two new destinations. Nonstop service to Destin, Florida (VPS) and Washington, D.C., via the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) will begin this spring, officials said Tuesday, both operating with two weekly flights.
That puts Allegiant at 13 nonstop destinations from CVG. It's the third carrier to launch or announce new routes in 2016.
“We are excited about Allegiant’s continued growth at CVG with the addition of two new destinations," said Candace McGraw, CVG CEO. “The Florida Panhandle has long been a desired non-stop destination for vacation travelers in the Tri-State region. We are also pleased that CVG will now provide the region’s only low cost service to another key destination -- Baltimore-Washington.”
Nonstop service from CVG to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport begins April 29 with fares as low as $39. Flights to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) begins May 20 and ends Sept. 5 with fares as low as $39.
Officials from Allegiant Air, CVG and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky community leaders are also celebrating the official opening of the new Allegiant base of operations and a new five-year airport lease agreement. Allegiants will house three Airbus A319 aircraft at CVG, which makes it easier for the low-cost carrier to add and expand service. Allegiant has hired more than 100 new local employees through a combination of pilots, flight attendants and local support staff.
“We are excited and honored that Allegiant has decided to once again grow their operations at CVG and further build on their commitment to the Tri-State community through their new 5 year lease agreement,” J. Michael Schlotman, Kenton County Airport Board chairman, said. “We congratulate Allegiant on their success at CVG and look forward to supporting their expansion."