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Allegiant Air decides to continue service to Fort Lauderdale

Hank Hayes • Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM

BLOUNTVILLE - Allegiant Air has reversed its earlier decision to end service and will now continue low-fare, nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from Tri-Cities Regional Airport resuming Nov. 21.

The airline will offer introductory fares as low as $69 one-way to Fort Lauderdale, not including fees.

“Due to persistent and persuasive community efforts, stronger than anticipated summer bookings and significant decreases in fuel costs, we will continue to offer the Tri-Cities community convenient and inexpensive access to sunny South Florida,” Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., president, CEO and chairman for Allegiant said in a prepared release.

Service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will resume with flights on Tuesday and Friday. Flights will depart Tri-Cities at 7:20 p.m. arriving in Fort Lauderdale at 9:20 p.m. Flights leaving Fort Lauderdale will depart at 4:30 p.m. arriving in the Tri-Cities at 6:40 p.m. All flight times are local.

Allegiant, which recently introduced air service from TCRA to the Tampa Bay area, originally announced that it would discontinue service to Fort Lauderdale July 18.

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