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United States : ALLEGIANT AIR announced new flights to boost its footprint in FORT LAUDERDALE.

The American low-cost-carrier Allegiant has planned a new strategy to launch services to Concord (North Carolina) and Memphis (Tennessee) in order to expand its operations in Fort Lauderdale further from mid-2015.

The budget airline has announced that it has decided to begin services on the Concord route on 8th May, while the Memphis service is slated to be commenced on 22nd May, 2015.

The Las Vegas-based carrier has added that the new year-round flights out of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport are among those numerous new routes to Florida that the airline has planned to insert into its network amid May and June this year.

Allegiant, a subsidiary of Allegiant Travel Co., will be starting direct flights between Orlando Sanford International Airport and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., on 7th May, while the Memphis service will be launched on 22nd May, 2015.

Apart from this, the low-cost carrier will launch new seasonal service on the Orlando-Myrtle Beach route from 4th June, 2015.

Issuing a statement, Senior VP (Planning) for Allegiant Travel Jude Bricker stated, "Florida is an important state in the Allegiant network, with over half of our scheduled service focused on bringing travelers to the Sunshine State."

Allegiant has revealed that it is offering introductory one way airfares from $34 for the Fort Lauderdale-Concord route, while passengers bound for Memphis will have to shell out $66 (one way). The seat sale deal will run through Wednesday.

According to the airline, the limited-seat offer will not be presented for all flights, and passengers availing this fare deal will have to accomplish their travel by 3rd November, 2015.

Allegiant has been serving the Florida market for almost a decade now. The carrier will mark its 10 years of service to the Sunshine State in May this year.

Allegiant has added or declared services to a few of destinations from Fort Lauderdale in the last one year phase, comprising flights to Columbus, Ohio, and to Indianapolis, Indiana.

The airline will start the Columbus service on 13th of next month, whilst Indianapolis is scheduled for the 8th April launch.

Allegiant has been operating flights on the route between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Syracuse, N.Y. from 13th of this month.

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