Tuesday, April 3, 2018
By David Bauerlein
Additions mean air travelers can reach 32 destinations nonstop from Jacksonville International Airport.
Jacksonville air travelers can book nonstop flights to two more cities when Allegiant Air starts flying in June to Louisville, Ky., and Norfolk, Va.
The service will bring the total number of cities to 32 for nonstop service from Jacksonville. Allegiant will offer nonstop flights to eight of those cities.
“Today’s announcement will connect two large military communities, while also providing service to the home of the Kentucky Derby,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Steve Grossman said.
Allegiant said the nonstop service will tap into the popularity of Florida’s east coast for vacations.
“We’re very excited to grow again in Jacksonville,” said Lukas Johnson, senior vice president of commercial for Allegiant.
Allegiant said it will set one-way fares as low as $49 to Louisville and Norfolk for tickets purchased by Wednesday. Those tickets must be for travel by Aug. 13.
The first Allegiant flight to Louisville will take off June 8; and service to Norfolk will launch June 14.
Allegiant says the new routes will have twice-weekly flights.
Allegiant, based in Las Vegas, describes itself as an airline focused on offering “ultra-low-cost” flights serving leisure destinations.