GREEN – Allegiant Air will return to Akron-Canton Airport up coming March.
The family vacation-targeted airline will present service two times for each 7 days to Savannah, Ga., and a few Florida cities — Punta Gorda, Sarasota and St. Petersburg.
The Tuesday early morning announcement came a month following Allegiant said it would conclude assistance at Cleveland Hopkins Worldwide Airport.
A lot more about Allegiant:The airline will commence support from Akron-Canton Airport in March.
Allegiant to begin with supplied assistance from Akron-Canton in May possibly 2015. It moved to Hopkins in February 2017, a few months after Spirit Airlines began support from Akron-Canton to trip places in Florida and South Carolina.
“It’s a enormous reward for us,” Ren Camacho, the airport’s president and chief govt officer, explained of Allegiant’s return.
The consolidation of airlines hit Akron-Canton difficult, particularly soon after Southwest Airlines merged with AirTran. Southwest ultimately left Akron-Canton, putting all of its Northeast Ohio flights at Hopkins.
The coronavirus pandemic made Akron-Canton’s scenario even worse as air travel dropped sharply. The airport is performing with JobsOhio on a method to regain missing service and has produced a lot more than $1 million in area matching resources to support provide airways back again.
Camacho said the JobsOhio method wasn’t needed to bring Allegiant to Akron-Canton.
Mike Graci, supervisor for airport affairs at Allegiant, reported the airline returned mainly because clients prefer the usefulness of Akron-Canton. He mentioned the airport has reduce operating fees than Hopkins, which allows Allegiant preserve its ticket rates reduced.
Graci claimed company to the 4 cities is just a commencing. Allegiant is seeking at other opportunity locations to link with Northeast Ohio. Possible destinations will be spots with seashores or that have cultural significance, he claimed.
Camacho explained airport workers members have been speaking with Allegiant officers due to the fact the airline remaining, working to entice them back.
Graci explained those conversations and Allegiant’s past do the job with Akron-Canton served make the transfer from Hopkins much more effective.
Allegiant is the second airline this yr to start off new service at Akron-Canton. Breeze Airways commenced in June featuring company to New Orleans, Tampa, Fla., and Charleston, South Carolina.
3 of the four Allegiant locations are added destinations for Akron-Canton, with the Tampa-St. Petersburg region already served. Spirit and Breeze fly to Tampa International Airport, whilst Allegiant flights will go into St. Petersburg-Clearwater Intercontinental Airport.
Allegiant is supplying specific fares on new Akron-Canton flights. Tickets go on sale Wednesday and are for vacation by Could 16.