Allegiant Adding Flights in Savannah, Tourism Officails say Another Win for Area

Allegiant Airlines says it will add flights to four cities from Savannah to continue promoting vacation tourism. Non stop flights to and from Indianapolis, Lexington and Pittsburgh will begin between April and June. The cost of those fares will begin at 39 dollars

On April 29, the airline will also begin a non stop flight to Baltimore to serve the Washington, D.C. area.

The airline already has three seasonal flights to and from Ohio. “Those Ohio flights have been very successful in bringing people to Savannah,” said Joe Marinelli from Visit Savannah.  “And now we have all these additional opportunities for building a new tourism base here.

He says tourism dollars now bring in more than $2 billion dollars to the local Savannah and Chatham County area and employ up to 25,000 people.

Gregory Kelly, the executive director of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport said “it’s great for our region that Allegiant has enough confidence in our market to add these flights to new cities.  These flights will not only bring new visitors to our region but give people in our market are the opportunity to travel non stop to these large population centers in the North and Midwest.”

The flights to Indianapolis and Pittsburgh begin April with fares as low as $39 one way.  (The promotional fares need to be booked by January 13 if you want to travel by mid August). An Allegiant spokesman told us that normally, the average fare can range from about $80 to $100 one way.

Seasonal flights begin from on April 8 from Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.  On June 2, the seasonal flight begins for Lexington, Kentucky.

On April 29, the regular nonstop service from Baltimore to Savannah (and back) begins.

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