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Allegiant to add new flights at local airport

Allegiant is adding nonstop service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to two new destinations.

The low-cost carrier will now fly to Charleston, South Carolina and Sarasota, Fla. Flights from Cincinnati to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport begin on April 13 with one-way fares as low as $48. Flights to Charleston International Airport begin April 5 with one-way fares as low as $48.

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“Allegiant’s passenger traffic grew more than 20 percent in 2017, and we look forward to that trend continuing in 2018 with the addition of Charleston and Sarasota to its network at CVG,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer of CVG. “Allegiant will now serve 21 different destinations from CVG, and we’re delighted that local travelers will now have nonstop flight options to these popular vacation spots.”

Allegiant also serves the Columbus and Dayton airports. On Monday, United Airlines announced it will add a route from Dayton International Airport to Houston, Texas.


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