WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Hagerstown Regional Airport officials are expected to announce Wednesday that Allegiant Air, a Las Vegas-based airline that flies to U.S. vacation destinations, has agreed to provide commercial air service to Hagerstown.
Allegiant Air will fly between Hagerstown and Orlando, according to a government official with knowledge of the agreement.
Tyri Squyres, spokeswoman for Allegiant Air, said she would neither confirm nor deny the agreement but said Allegiant Air "would be very interested" in flying to Hagerstown.
"We have been talking with the airport for some time," Squyres said.
The flights will run two or three times per week, the official familiar with the agreement said.
Squyres said the company usually starts with two flights per week to new cities.
Allegiant Air currently flies nonstop flights between dozens of small cities and leisure destinations such as Orlando, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla.
The airline uses 150-seat and 130-seat jets, which are significantly larger than the US Airways Express planes that most recently flew between Hagerstown and Pittsburgh.