5 things to know about Allegiant at Dayton airport


Low-cost airline Allegiant Air is adding another nonstop flight at the Dayton International Airport, with fare as low as $49. On Tuesday, the airline announced new nonstop seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Here are five things you need to know about the low-cost airliner at the Dayton airport:

1. The new flights to Myrtle Beach will operate twice weekly from the Dayton airport, and will begin May 24. Flights must be purchased by March 3 for travel by Sept. 6.

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2. With the new route, Allegiant now serves four routes out of Dayton International Airport. The service flies to multiple cities in Florida including Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Orlando/Sanford and Tampa/St. Pete.4.

3. Allegiant started flying out of Dayton last April, with stops to Orlando and and St. Peter/Clearwater, Fla. Allegiant Air had 1,472 passengers fly out of the Dayton International Airport in the first month of local operation for the discount airline, according to airport officials.

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4. Allegiant is one of five major carriers to currently service the Dayton airport. Though Allegiant consistently has the least amount of passenger emplanements each month, it is quickly adding more flights out of the airport. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines also fly out of the airport.

5. Southwest announced last month that it would pull its services out of the Dayton airport after June 3. Southwest currently operates three daily departures to and from Chicago Midway, but will instead add services at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

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