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Today Allegiant Air announced new, nonstop service to Texas’ Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) beginning November 18, 2021, marking a new record high of 36 nonstop destinations for the airport. These flights provide convenient connectivity between bourbon country and the live music capital of the world.
“We are grateful that Allegiant sees the strength of the Louisville market and continues to invest in our community with service to Austin,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “There is a lot of positive momentum at SDF as we continue to see robust air service growth and passenger traffic climbing to near record levels. Today’s announcement from Allegiant is another great win for area travelers and we appreciate their on-going commitment to the airport.”
The year-round flights will be offered twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays, using an Airbus A320 with 186-seats. To celebrate, Allegiant is offering special, low-fares on-sale now at www.Allegiant.com.
“Just over two years ago, Louisville became a Microsoft regional hub for artificial intelligence, data science and the internet of things. This new flight will give us a direct connection to Austin’s growing tech industry as we continue to grow and diversify our tech talent pipeline through partnerships with Microsoft, IBM, Humana, General Assembly and others,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “Thank you, Allegiant, for your continued commitment to expanding air service in Louisville.”
Austin is one of the largest unserved markets from SDF. The area, affectionately known as “Silicon Hills” for its emergence as a popular destination for high-tech companies, is also one of the nation’s fastest growing cities and a popular tourist destination.
Beginning service at SDF in 2017, Allegiant has rapidly grown to 12 nonstop routes following today’s announcement. In addition to Austin, Allegiant also offers nonstop service to Charleston, SC, Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Orland-Sanford, Punta Gorda, St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Savannah and Sarasota.
“It’s certainly a very exciting time for Louisville as we continue to welcome pivotal airlift growth. By expanding nonstop service to Austin, travelers will conveniently be able to enjoy each city’s renowned music scene – along with the Urban Bourbon Trail cocktail and culinary experience in Louisville and world-famous barbecue in the Lone Star State,” said Cleo Battle, Chief Operating Officer of Louisville Tourism. “As Louisville’s air service expands, we continue to see airlines like Allegiant looking to invest in our city and capitalize on our upward momentum. Ultimately, new routes like this will help us welcome additional leisure and business travelers, getting us closer and closer to our long-term goal of 25 million visitors by 2030.”
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About Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF)
The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) is owned and operated by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. Eight commercial airlines offer nonstop service to 36 nonstop destinations from Louisville. SDF is home to UPS Worldport, moving millions of tons of product each year, making it the 3rd busiest cargo airport in North America and 5th in the world. Aviation is an economic powerhouse for the region that generates $10.4 billion in economic impact every year. One in 8 jobs is generated by the airports and their aviation partners.
Allegiant – Together We FlyTM
Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is an integrated travel company with an airline at its heart, focused on connecting customers with the people, places and experiences that matter most. Since 1999, Allegiant Air has linked travelers in small-to-medium cities to world-class vacation destinations with all-nonstop flights and industry-low average fares. Today, Allegiant’s all-Airbus fleet serves communities across the nation, with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. For more information, visit us at Allegiant.com. Media information, including photos, is available at http://gofly.us/iiFa303wrtF.