First Frontier, Now Allegiant: More New Flights Announced at CVG Airport

Allegiant Air announced Tuesday expanded service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to Austin, TX (AUS) and Savannah, GA (SAV).

Allegiant will offer seasonal service to Savannah/Hilton Head starting on May 5 with flights operating on Monday and Friday. Allegiant will offer seasonal service to Austin starting June 3 with flights operating on Thursday and Sunday.

“As one of Allegiant’s fastest growing markets in their 15-year history, we are thrilled Allegiant is expanding their capacity to include Austin and Savannah,” said William T. (Bill) Robinson III, Kenton County Airport Board Chairman. “Allegiant started service from CVG in February 2014 with four weekly flights. With the new markets announced today, Allegiant will offer over 30 weekly flights to 11 destinations.”  

“Allegiant is pleased to once again be expanding in CVG,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel Company senior vice president of planning. “We know both Hilton Head and Austin are popular destinations for local travelers, and we’re excited to become Cincinnati’s go-to airline for vacation travel.”

“We are proud Allegiant is expanding two of our most popular destinations to now offer nonstop low cost, vacation centered service,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport. “The additional flights, will add over 1,300 seats in and out of CVG weekly, continuing our trend of increased seat capacity. This expansion would not be possible without the immense support from the Tri-State region.”

Tuesday's news followed Monday's announcement by Frontier Airlines that new daily direct service to Fort Myers, Florida and Atlanta would be added. That airline also increased its service to Fort Lauderdale from three times a week to seven, to Orlando from four times a week to seven, and to Las Vegas from one flight per day to two. Frontier also offers daily service to Denver and Dallas. 

The new Frontier services begin April 30 and airport estimates indicate a $75 million impact on the region.

“We are pleased to announce new low fare nonstop service from Cincinnati to Atlanta and Fort Myers, making these two destinations more accessible and affordable for travelers in the Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana region,” said Frontier Airlines Senior Vice President of Commercial, Daniel Shurz. “Our customers in Cincinnati have overwhelmingly embraced our Low Fares Done Right philosophy of bringing reliable service and reasonably priced options illustrating how low fares can stimulate demand and new flights.”

-Staff report