10 new flights added at local airports in 2018

A year with record travel has launched several new flights in Ohio.

A healthy economy with low unemployment and higher take-home wages has sparked more travel, including by flight. Here are 10 new flights added at airports in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus airports in 2018.

1. Houston

The Dayton International Airport added nonstop service to Houston through United Airlines in June. The flight was so popular United brought in a larger aircraft the following month to increase seat count.

2. West Palm Beach

Travelers can fly nonstop from the Columbus International Airport to West Palm Beach as of November. The Frontier Airlines flight is currently seasonal, operating through the spring.

3. Sarasota

Cincinnati started nonstop flights to Sarasota, Florida, in April serviced by Allegiant. The airline also launched service to Sarasota from the Rickenbaker Airport in Columbus.

4. Los Cabos

Tickets are on sale now for a seasonal flight from Cincinnati to Los Cabos from May 26 to July 28 next year. Vacation Express will run the flight on Sundays for six weeks to give Ohio travelers access to Mexico’s west coast.

5. San Antonio

Though Frontier ended some flights from the Columbus Airport this year, it also launched several, including to San Antonio, Texas. The route flies twice weekly.

Frontier also added service to San Antonio from Cincinnati.

6. Jamaica

Vacation Express announced plans earlier this year to add nonstop flights to Jamaica from Jan. 21 to April 22. The flight that originates in Cincinnati will also run from May 26 to Aug. 4.

7. Seattle

Area flyers will be able to fly nonstop to Seattle through Alaska Airlines from the Columbus Airport starting in March, the airport announced earlier this year. Tickets are already on sale.

The Cincinnati airport already has nonstop service to Seattle, and Delta added year-round flights from the aiprot to Seattle this year.

8. Austin

Austin, Texas, was a hot market this year for airports, with both Delta and Frontier adding nonstop service from Cincinnati and Allegiant and Frontier adding flights from the Rickenbacker Airport in Columbus.

9. San Francisco

The Columbus International Airport announced in October that new daily nonstop flights to San Francisco will start in June. The seats are available for booking now.

10. Charleston

Allegiant is also offering new Charleston, South Carolina, service from Cincinnati.

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