Allegiant Air is launching twice-weekly non-stop service between Bloomington in Illinois and Orlando Sanford International Airport on Wednesday, May 16.
The carrier is introducing the new service with one-way fares from $74.99, not including government fees but including a “convenience” fee of $10.00 per passenger, per segment when the booking is made via www.allegiant.com. A fee of $14.99 per segment will apply when purchased through Allegiant Air call centers, which can be reached at 702-505-8888.
Purchases made at any Allegiant Air airport ticket office will not incur a convenience or call center fee. For ticket counter hours of operation, visit the company’s website.
Allegiant’s $74.99 one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by February 6 and is valid for travel by August 14, 2012. Introductory fares are not available on all flights.
“We’re pleased to bring affordable and convenient travel options to Bloomington,” says Andrew Levy, president of Allegiant Air’s parent Allegiant Travel Company. “Our service to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tampa, Florida from Peoria has been very successful and the airport has been a great partner for us. We are confident that the new service in Bloomington will be a perfect complement to our existing service in the region and that the residents of Central Illinois will appreciate flying non-stop to Orlando.”
“The addition of service by Allegiant Air to the Central Illinois Regional Airport demonstrates not only the ongoing strength of the airport but the region as a whole,” says Rep. Timothy Johnson. “This should be a popular flight option for the citizens of central Illinois as Central Illinois Regional Airport continues to set the regional standard for midsized airports.”
“This is great news for all of Central Illinois. It speaks to the strength of the Central Illinois Regional Airport that Allegiant would choose to operate in a new airport during this period of prolonged economic uncertainty,” says Rep. Aaron Schock. “My hats off to the airport management for their work in securing this new service provider. Allegiant has an exemplary record in servicing the nearby Peoria Airport, and the Bloomington community will quickly realize the value they bring to each community they serve.”
The new Bloomington-Orlando service will operate twice weekly between Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). For flight schedules and reservations, visit allegiant.com.
Allegiant Travel Company partners with more than 60 Orlando-area hotel properties to offer Bloomington travelers vacation packages and $40 off round-trip airfare when booking airfare and hotel together. Allegiant also provides car rental service through a partnership with Alamo Rent a Car, and also sells activities such as theme park tickets, dinner shows and day tours.
The company also offers Central Illinois travelers flights to and vacation packages in Las Vegas, Phoenix and the Tampa/St.Petersburg/Clearwater area in Florida, from Peoria International Airport (PIA).