Allegiant will bolster its service to northeast Ohio early next year while moving its operations in the market from Akron-Canton Airport to Cleveland.

“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 those routes.

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 Airport.

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.

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