Allegiant Air, the budget airline, announced six new year-round, nonstop routes to Palm Beach International Airport.

Allegiant Air is back in a big way.


The budget airline announced on Tuesday six new year-round, nonstop routes to Palm Beach International Airport.


This comes nearly three years after Allegiant’s services to PBIA were discontinued. The airline started a twice-weekly route between PBIA and Asheville, N.C., in 2014 but stopped services in September 2016. A seasonal route to Pittsburgh was short-lived, only lasting about four months in 2016, according to PBIA marketing director Lacy Larson.


"We’re excited to welcome Palm Beach International back into the Allegiant network and to continue our growth in Florida by adding these new routes," Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue, said in a press release. "The timing couldn’t be better. With so much to offer visitors, Palm Beach is an ideal location for a warm winter getaway."


Allegiant is returning routes to Pittsburgh International Airport on Nov. 14 and to Asheville Regional Airport in southwestern North Carolina on Nov. 25.


Starting Nov. 15, routes from Charlotte, N.C., via Concord-Padgett Regional Airport and Knoxville, Tenn., through McGhee Tyson Airport will be available to PBIA.


Routes to Indianapolis through Indianapolis International Airport and Cincinnati through Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will begin Nov. 25.


All of the routes will be twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays, except for Pittsburgh which will be on Thursdays and Sundays.


Introductory one-way fares start between $49 and $59, depending on the route. Tickets with these prices must be purchased between Aug. 14 and May 12, 2020.


"We are excited to welcome Allegiant back to PBIA and feel confident in the success of the six new routes," Laura Beebe, director of airports for Palm Beach County, said in a press release. "The addition of nonstop, year-round service to these cities gives our passengers more travel options with the easy, stress-free convenience that PBIA is known for."


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