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Allegiant Air launching new routes to Charleston Int'l Airport

Low-cost carrier announces flight to Lowcountry from three U.S. cities (MGN)

Another low-cost carrier has announced plans to fly into Charleston International Airport.

Allegiant Air says it will now offer three new nonstop routes with fares as low as $48.

Allegiant says flights from Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh will begin service in April.

"We're thrilled to bring our unique brand of ultra-low-cost, nonstop travel to Charleston," said Lukas Johnson Allegiant senior vice president of commercial. "Charleston offers beautiful scenery and an authentic Southern charm that we know our passengers will enjoy, and we're so excited to be the new carrier of choice to this amazing city."

The new seasonal routes to Charleston International Airport (CHS) include:

1. Pittsburgh via Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) beginning April 4, 2018 with fares as low as $48.*

2. Cincinnati via Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) beginning April 5, 2018 with fares as low as $48.*

3. Indianapolis via Indianapolis International Airport (IND) beginning April 6, 2018 with fares as low as $49.*

The new nonstop routes will operate twice weekly and will bring nearly 30,000 passengers to Charleston, according to a press release from the airline. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at Allegiant.com.

"We are pleased to welcome Allegiant to Charleston International Airport, one of America's fastest growing airports. The addition of these three new important cities to our expanding network of nonstop markets will help to ensure another year of record passengers traveling to and from our region," said Paul Campbell, chief executive officer of Charleston County Aviation Authority. "Allegiant's unique business model will make air travel a realistic option for more people in our area."

"The entire hospitality industry welcomes Allegiant to the Charleston area. Allegiant will offer the convenience of nonstop service to the good people of Pittsburgh, Indianapolis and Cincinnati, so they can learn firsthand the appeal of Charleston," said Helen Hill, chief executive officer of Explore Charleston. "We strongly believe that expanded air service from new nonstop cities will allow our industry to grow responsibly, while offering local residents an obvious benefit."

*About the introductory one-way fares:

Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Flights must be purchased by Jan. 11, 2018 for travel by Aug.14, 2018. See Allegiant.com for details. For optional services and baggage fees, please visit Allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.


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