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LOUISVILLE, KY (August 13, 2019) – Allegiant Air today announced new seasonal nonstop service between Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) beginning Monday, November 25, 2019. Nonstop flights to Sarasota will be offered twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. The airline will operate the flight using an Airbus A320 with 186-seats.
“Southwest Florida is our most requested leisure destination and we’re happy to now offer more options and more access to this underserved region,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “We’re pleased that Allegiant continues to expand their footprint here in Louisville, which demonstrates the strength of our market and strong interest of area travelers in Allegiant’s services.”
Service to Sarasota marks the airport’s 32nd nonstop destination, and Allegiant’s tenth route from Louisville. In addition to Sarasota, Allegiant also provides service to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Orlando-Sanford, Punta Gorda, Saint Petersburg-Clearwater and Savannah-Hilton Head. Tickets to Sarasota, along with all of Allegiant’s routes, are now on sale at www.AllegiantAir.com.
“The addition of another nonstop flight is a testament to the great momentum happening at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “I applaud Allegiant Air for growing in Louisville and giving our residents more options for leisure travel.”
This announcement follows a record-setting first six-months of the year for Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport with 2,049,504 total passengers – a 12.5% increase in passenger traffic. Since September 2018, nine of the 10 months have also set passenger records, with June celebrated as the airport’s busiest month yet with 206,000 enplanements. This level of growth – fueled by new announcements and expanded markets including Sarasota – has placed Louisville’s airport on track to celebrate its best year ever.
Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport is served by six airlines offering flights to more than 30 nonstop destinations including 19 of the region’s top 20 domestic markets. With just one stop, travelers from across the region can reach more than 460 destination sin the U.S. and worldwide.