There’s a new path to paradise from the Midwest with Allegiant Air’s partnership with the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
On Tuesday, Allegiant announced Sarasota-Bradenton will offer year-round service to Indianapolis International Airport, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, and Pittsburgh International Airport. Starting in April, this ultra-budget airline will offer cheap, direct flights to these locations that will bring in a lot more visitors to the small local airport and a lot more tourists from the Midwest to the area.
This partnership is big news for the Sarasota-Bradenton airport, that had been struggling to find the right success in recent airline partnerships and flight choices.
Allegiant Air is a popular airline for those who are looking for affordable flight options. With one-way flights starting at just $48, this should encourage a new gaggle of first-time visitors to the Suncoast. This service is expected to bring upwards of 100,000 new passengers a year. Particularly to be expected in the Winter months, with Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Indianapolis, probably looking to escape the cold for a bit.
With Bradenton hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training in Bradenton, the flights from Pittsburgh and back could host a unique opportunity for Pirates fans, as well.
Ultimately, more flights provide more likelihood for new visitors which provides a boost in the local economy and more jobs. Making it easier to travel to the Sarasota-Bradenton area also encourages more businesses to move to this area. Not to mention – offering more opportunities for fun trips to new cities, even on tighter budgets.
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