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Allegiant to begin flights between Nashville and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

CLEARWATER — Budget airline Allegiant will begin nonstop service between Nashville and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport on June 14, the company announced Tuesday.

"Nashville is one of the most requested destinations by our travelers," St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport director Tom Jewsbury said in an announcement released jointly by the airport and Allegiant.

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The year-round service will fly Sundays and Thursdays between Pinellas County and the Nashville International Airport, linking two major tourist destinations: the beaches of the Florida Suncoast and Music City's heady mix of music, entertainment, foodie and business culture.

The new route will bring nearly 18,000 additional visitors to the St. Pete Clearwater airport, which will have nonstop service through Allegiant to 56 cities. Allegiant said it would offer one-way fares as low as $49 through to introduce the service. But those flights must be purchased by Wednesday for travel before Aug. 13. Moreover, seats are limited and the fares won't be available on all flights.

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