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Allegiant Air to start flying from St. Petersburg-Clearwater to Niagara Falls

Already the dominant airline at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Allegiant Air is adding another destination: Niagara Falls, N.Y.

The low-fare carrier will start twice weekly flights Dec. 15 with 150-seat MD-80 jets. Airport officials have lobbied Allegiant for years to get flights to Niagara Falls.

About 70 percent of airport passengers from the Niagara airport come from southern Ontario to avoid high Canadian airline ticket taxes.

"The Niagara Falls and Buffalo airports are gateways for many Canadians to fly to the U.S. and for Americans to visit the scenic Niagara Falls region,'' said Noah Lagos, director of St. Petersburg-Clearwater International.

Niagara Falls will be Allegiant's 23rd destination from the airport.

The airline is offering a limited number of $79.99 one-way introductory fares. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 10 for travel between Dec. 15 and Feb. 14. Introductory fares aren't available on all flights.

Last week, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International lost flights by startup Vision Airlines. The small carrier discontinued twice weekly flights to Destin. Lagos expects Vision will return after the winter season.

Steve Huettel can be reached at huettel@sptimes.com or (813) 226-3384.

Allegiant Air to start flying from St. Petersburg-Clearwater to Niagara Falls 09/20/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:33pm]
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