Allegiant landing in Jacksonville
Nov 12, 2014
Alexa Epitropoulos
Digital Producer-
Jacksonville Business Journal

Allegiant is heading to Jacksonville International Airport, offering non-stop flights from Jacksonville to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh early next year.

The flights will begin in spring of 2015, with twice-weekly flights to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh debuting Feb. 12 and Feb. 13, 2015.

Jacksonville is Allegiant's sixth destination in Florida, after Orlando, Palm Beach, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Daytona Beach. The airline decided to come to Jacksonville after realizing the markets between Jacksonville and Cincinnati and Pittsburgh were underserved.

"We're always looking for new markets and we saw a lot of demand here," Thyne Klinger, the manager of airforce at Allegiant, told the Business Journal.

Allegiant, based in Las Vegas, currently offers flights to 90 destinations in the U.S. Klinger saw a warm reception to debuting in Jacksonville and says Allegiant hopes to expand even more in the coming years.

"We'll see how these first flights go. They have to be profitable," Klinger said.