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Allegiant Air returning to Hagerstown

flights to Orlando to begin in May

March 22, 2012|By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com
  • Eric Fletcher, director of airports for Allegiant Air, announces Thursday that Allegiant will be providing passenger air service to Orlando, Fla., from Hagerstown Regional Airport beginning in May. At right is Hagerstown Regional Airport Director Phil Ridenour.
By Yvette May/Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — Washington County officials this morning officially announced that Allegiant Air, which previously provided air service out of Hagerstown Regional Airport, will again offer flights between Hagerstown and Orlando.

County, airline and airport officials made the announcement Thursday morning at the airport, although the information already had been posted on the airport’s website.
 
The nonstop jet service between Hagerstown and Orlando, Fla., via Orlando Sanford International Airport will begin May 25, a release on the airport’s webpage said.

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Hagerstown Regional Airport and Sanford International Airport, according to the website.

The flights generally will be on Friday and Mondays, according to Eric Fletcher, manager for airports for Allegiant Air.

Fletcher said Allegiant intends to provide the flights year-around. The airline has no contract to continue the service for any specified period, but officials said they believe it will be a long-term thing.

Initially, flights to Orlando from Hagerstown will cost $59.99, Fletcher said.

The renewed service is intended to fill the gap left last August when Direct Air ended its service to Myrtle Beach and Lakeland, Fla., officials said.

The only commercial air service currently at the airport is Cape Air’s federally-subsidized commuter flights between Hagerstown and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Before Direct Air, Allegiant Air flew between Hagerstown and Orlando from November 2008 through July 2010.

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On the Web:

• Press release from Allegiant Air on Hagerstown Regional Airport website

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