CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Allegiant Air is moving its services from Akron-Canton Airport to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport beginning in February 2017.
The announcement was made Wednesday.
The airline is also adding four new destinations -- Austin, Jacksonville, New Orleans and Phoenix -- to its list of six existing destinations.
Flights to those new destinations will begin next year.
The airline says the decision doubles the number of weekly routes out of Northeast Ohio region.
To celebrate the expansion, the airline says it plans to offer one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $39.
Any customers who purchased tickets for flights leaving out of Akron-Canton Airport next year can be re-accomodated from Cleveland Hopkins or receive a full refund.
“Not only are we pleased to have Allegiant as our newest business partner at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, we’re encouraged with the variety of destinations they are adding for our passengers,” Interim Airport Director Fred Szabo said in a press release. “Of the 10 markets they will be flying, we are initiating service to four new markets and adding service to six destinations. This represents a big win for northeast Ohio and our region.”
Just in March, Allegiant announced new non-stop services between Akron-Canton Airport and Orlando, Florida.
Akron-Canton Airport released the following statement:
We were informed by Allegiant Air that despite great performance at Akron-Canton Airport they will cease service at CAK on February 15, 2017.
Although we hate to lose any airline service, we do not anticipate a significant impact from this announcement as customers have many other exceptional vacation destination options from CAK including new service from Spirit Airlines beginning November 10.
Customers can still very easily and affordably fly to Florida and Myrtle Beach nonstop from CAK. Customers looking for great fares, exceptional service and easy connections can also fly American, Delta, Southwest or United from CAK.
Despite this reduction in service, CAK capacity (number of available seats daily) is anticipated to be an increase in the second quarter of 2017 (after service ends) over this year. Customers with Allegiant Air reservations after February 15 should contact the airline directly at http://www.allegiantair.com or call 1-702-505-8888.