Allegiant Adds Flights To Boston, Jacksonville From Flint Bishop Airport With Selling Fares As Low As $ 39
FLINT, MI – Allegiant Air is adding new routes between Flint Bishop Airport and Boston and Jacksonville, Fla., With introductory fares as low as $ 39 one-way.
Bishop officials announced the new service on Tuesday, December 7, four months after Allegiant said it was establishing a new aircraft and crew base here, which would increase opportunities for new air service from Flint. .
Announcing the new service, the airline also said it was offering a one-day sale on new route fares starting at $ 39 to Jacksonville International Airport and $ 49 to Logan International Airport. from Boston.
Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday December 8 for travel by August 15, 2022.
The new route to Boston begins March 10 with service to Jacksonville starting March 11.
Allegiant already accounts for more than half of all passenger traffic at Bishop with non-stop flights to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Nashville and five Florida cities – Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Punta Gorda, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
The airline is focused on what it calls underserved small and medium communities. He started flying from Flint in 2016.
Bishop Airport General Manager Nino Sapone said on Tuesday that Boston was a target destination for airport officials as Allegiant expanded its services in the region.
âIt opens it up to much of northern New England. The public is going (to take advantage of this service) … â, said Sapone. âThey wouldn’t do it if the public and the region didn’t supportâ the routes already established here.
Sapone said Allegiant’s decision to expand operations to Flint played a crucial role in announcing the new service on Tuesday.
Last month, state officials said the Michigan Strategic Fund would contribute $ 200,000 to the development of an operational base for Allegiant in Bishop, a project that donors say will create 88 new high-paying jobs in Flint, which is expected to start operating in mid-February. .
Officials involved in the project said it is expected to generate nearly $ 77 million in private investment after factoring in the cost of training, equipment and facility upgrades as well as first-year salaries. linked to 88 new jobs.
In addition to the state grant, the Bishop International Airport Authority is supporting the project with facility improvements, reduced rent and incentives for each new non-stop flight created for a total value of $ 1.9 million.
The new base operation at Flint will involve the accommodation of three Airbus A320s at Bishop, creating the potential for even more new services from the airport in the future, Sapone said.
âWe expect them to do more with their aircraft base,â he said. âThey can do more with the grassroots here. It gives them flexibility.
As of October 1, overall passenger traffic at the airport has increased by more than 28% compared to the same nine months of 2020.
In addition to the new routes from Flint, Allegiant on Tuesday announced seven other new routes in its network.
The airline flies nonstop to more than 130 cities in the United States.
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