Another nonstop flight to operate from Raleigh

February 20, 2018 by  

Allegiant Air, a moderately-priced airline based in Las Vegas, recently announced it is adding another flight to the service it operates at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

Allegiant revealed its plans only a few days after Frontier Airlines, its main competitor, said it intends to operate six new nonstop flights from Raleigh-Durham International.

The Allegiant flight will offer service to the Gulf Coast of Florida, flying to the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). The service will start during the summer of 2018, with one-way fares costing as little as $46.

The new Allegiant service means that passengers can now fly from Raleigh directly to a total of eight different Florida airports.

Allegiant already flies to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Florida, which includes the Tampa area; Punta Gorda Airport, Florida; Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Louisiana; Orlando-Sanford International Airport, Florida; and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Ohio, from Raleigh.

Approximately 55,000 people flew on Allegiant from Raleigh in 2017, which is slightly less than 1% of the market. Like Frontier, Allegiant is thought of as a “budget” airline, offering less expensive fares than major carriers, but also providing fewer ‘frills’.

Changes like this can have an impact on many people’s plans, so company officials might consider working with a brochure printing company to create a booklet that offers up-to-date information on services, prices, and changes in times, if any.