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Allegiant launching nonstop Key West flights from St. Pete-Clearwater airport

Flights to the Keys begin this fall.
A tourist sits next to the Southernmost Point buoy in Key West in 2017. Allegiant Air is launching service from St. Pete-Clearwater to the Keys.
A tourist sits next to the Southernmost Point buoy in Key West in 2017. Allegiant Air is launching service from St. Pete-Clearwater to the Keys. [ Times (2017) ]
Published Aug. 18

If you hear the Keys calling, Allegiant Airlines will soon take you there.

The carrier announced Wednesday that it’s launching nonstop service from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Key West starting in November.

The flights will take place twice weekly starting Nov. 19. A limited number of $39 one-way tickets will be available through Thursday.

“With its year-round sunshine, incredible beaches and attractions, Key West is one of the most sought-after destinations in the U.S. right now,” Drew Wells, Allegiant’s senior vice president of revenue and network planning, said in a statement. “We expect it to be an even bigger draw for leisure travelers seeking an affordable, convenient vacation spot for warm winter getaways.”

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Last week, Allegiant announced it was adding new nonstop routes to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Tulsa, Okla. from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. Those routes begin in November and December, respectively.