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Allegiant to start flights from Dayton airport to Florida

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Allegiant Air will start nonstop service from the Dayton International Airport to two Florida airports next year.

The airline says the flights from Dayton to Orlando Sanford International Airport and to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport will begin in April. The flights will use MD-80 and Airbus A320 aircraft and operate twice weekly.

The arrival of Allegiant helps fill a gap left after last month's announcement by Southwest Airlines that it would be discontinuing nonstop flights from the Dayton airport to Florida in April.

Allegiant is part of Allegiant Travel Company based in the Las Vegas suburb of Enterprise. The airline offers non-stop service from regional cities to various major U.S. destinations including Las Vegas and Phoenix.