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Allegiant Air returns to Akron-Canton Airport , leaving Hopkins

GREEN – Allegiant Air will return to Akron-Canton Airport next March.

The getaway-concentrated airline will give assistance two times per 7 days to Savannah, Ga., and a few Florida cities — Punta Gorda, Sarasota and St. Petersburg.

The Tuesday early morning announcement came a thirty day period following Allegiant reported it would conclude provider at Cleveland Hopkins Worldwide Airport.

Much more about Allegiant:The airline will commence services from Akron-Canton Airport in March.

Allegiant in the beginning made available assistance from Akron-Canton in Might 2015. It moved to Hopkins in February 2017, a couple months just after Spirit Airlines started services from Akron-Canton to family vacation places in Florida and South Carolina.

Ren Camacho, president and chief executive officer of Akron-Canton Airport, said Allegiant Airlines is bringing nonstop flights to four locations from Akron-Canton Airport beginning in March.

“It really is a huge bonus for us,” Ren Camacho, the airport’s president and main government officer, explained of Allegiant’s return.

The consolidation of airways strike Akron-Canton really hard, in particular just after Southwest Airlines merged with AirTran. Southwest at some point left Akron-Canton, inserting all of its Northeast Ohio flights at Hopkins.

The coronavirus pandemic created Akron-Canton’s predicament worse as air journey dropped sharply. The airport is functioning with JobsOhio on a program to regain lost support and has generated much more than $1 million in neighborhood matching funds to aid convey airways back.

Camacho said the JobsOhio method was not required to bring Allegiant to Akron-Canton.

Mike Graci, manager of airport affairs for Allegiant Airlines, announces nonstop flights to four locations from Akron-Canton Airport beginning in March.

Mike Graci, manager for airport affairs at Allegiant, said the airline returned mainly because customers favor the usefulness of Akron-Canton. He mentioned the airport has reduce running expenses than Hopkins, which assists Allegiant hold its ticket costs reduced.

Graci stated service to the 4 towns is just a starting. Allegiant is on the lookout at other likely places to hook up with Northeast Ohio. Probable locations will be places with seashores or that have cultural significance, he claimed.