Allegiant Air Adds Akron-Canton Flights to Orlando Sanford, Fort Lauderdale, Starting in the Fall

May 9, 2022

GREEN, Ohio – Allegiant Air plans to add nonstop flights between the Akron-Canton Airport and two popular Florida destinations, but not until fall.

Service to Orlando Sanford International Airport begins Oct. 6 and will run two times per week, on Thursdays and Sundays.

Service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport starts Nov. 19 and will also run twice per week, primarily on Mondays and Fridays (with some variability).

The Orlando route is particularly important for Akron- Canton, which is losing its only nonstop flights to the popular destination in June, when Spirit Airlines temporarily pulls out of the Summit County airport.

Orlando is the Akron-Canton Airport’s top destination, according to airport officials.

Allegiant, based in Las Vegas, is a low-cost carrier that appeals primarily to leisure travelers, flying to vacation destinations with less than daily flights.

Allegiant flies into Orlando Sanford, about 20 miles northeast of the city – not the city’s dominant Orlando International Airport.

With the two new destinations, Allegiant will fly to six cities from Akron- Canton. The carrier already flies to Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Punta Gorda in Florida, and Savannah-Hilton Head in Georgia.

Allegiant relocated to the Akron-Canton Airport in March after flying from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport for several years, ending in early 2022.

To launch the new service, the carrier is offering introductory one-way fares for as low as $38, which must be purchased by Sunday. Information:

Previous coverage

* April 2022 - Spirit Airlines temporarily pulling out of Akron-Canton Airport, adding and subtracting flights from Cleveland Hopkins

* March 2022 - Allegiant Air returns to Akron-Canton Airport this week, relaunching flights to four destinations, including Sarasota and Savannah-Hilton Head

* September 2021 - Allegiant Air pulling out of Cleveland Hopkins airport

* September 2016 - Allegiant Air adding 10 flights to Cleveland Hopkins, will pull out of Akron-Canton airport in 2017

* May 2015 - First flight on Allegiant Air from Akron- Canton: Cheap fares to get you off the couch

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