Allegiant announces move of flights from Akron to Cleveland

Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport Director of Aviation Dan Dickten said the move will likely have a positive effect on local business

Allegiant Airlines

CLEVELAND. Ohio (WKBN) – Allegiant airlines announced Wednesday that it is moving its existing service from the Akron-Canton Airport to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Allegiant says it will offer travelers four new nonstop routes from the Cleveland airport to vacation destinations this winter. The new flights include:

  1. Jacksonville, Florida via the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) begins Feb. 16, 2017
  2. Austin, Texas via the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) begins Feb. 17, 2017
  3. New Orleans via the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) – begins Feb. 17, 2017
  4. Phoenix via the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) seasonal service begins Feb. 17, 2017 and ends May 15, 2017

The company says some of its fares will be as low as $39 during its kick off.

“We’re very excited to announce this major growth in northeast Ohio, a region that has demanded more low-cost, nonstop service to the wonderful vacation destinations we serve,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant chief operating officer. “This move to Cleveland will allow Allegiant to have a stronger presence in northeast Ohio and allow us to offer our low fares and convenient travel to even more travelers.”

Members of the Western Reserve Port Authority learned about the changes Tuesday morning, and local airport directors believe the move will eliminate some of the competition the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport had for Allegiant’s customers looking to fly to Florida and Myrtle Beach.

In the meantime, Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport Director of Aviation Dan Dickten told the Port Authority Board that efforts to find another carrier to provide daily service in and out of Youngstown continue. Aerodynamics, Incorporated and Great Lakes Express abruptly pulled out of the area last month after the Port Authority Board voted to stop subsidizing service between Youngstown and Chicago.

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