Allegiant will bolster its service to northeast Ohio early
next year while moving its operations in the market from Akron-Canton Airport
“This move to Cleveland will allow Allegiant to have a
stronger presence in northeast Ohio and allow us to offer our low fares and
convenient travel to even more travelers," Allegiant COO Jude Bricker said
in a statement.
Existing Allegiant flights from Akron-Canton to St. Pete,
Orlando Sanford, Fort Lauderdale, Punta Gorda and Savannah will originate
instead in Cleveland beginning Feb. 16 and Feb. 17. Allegiant will move its
seasonal Akron-Myrtle Beach service to Cleveland on April 13.
In addition, the ultra-low-cost carrier will launch service
between Cleveland and Jacksonville on Feb. 16 and between Cleveland and New
Orleans and Cleveland and Austin on Feb. 17. No carrier currently flies any of
Allegiant will also operate new seasonal service between
Cleveland and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport from Feb. 17 to May 15. Frontier and
Southwest each fly direct from Cleveland to Phoenix’s larger Sky Harbor International
Allegiant’s move to Cleveland comes as the city’s Hopkins
International Airport works to rebuild its offering following United’s closure
of its hub there in 2014.