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Allegiant Air planning to launch flights to Lunken in November

Leading U.S. budget carrier Allegiant Air is planning to launch its flights services to Lunken soon. Media reports said that Allegiant Air has indicated its intention to begin flights to Lunken Airport by the end of November this year. The reports however said that the airport is still not prepared to handle the flights by that time.

Media reports quoted Fred Anderton, Manager of Lunken Airport, as saying that the city-owned airport is not yet close to that date and there’s still a lot of work to be done. He said that the airport would not be ready by November end to accommodate commercial service, and that it might take up to a year before Allegiant Air start operating the flights at the airport. He said that the airline had hoped to start the service by November 29, 2013.

Allegiant Air, a Las Vegas-based vacation airline, had earlier made a short-lived attempt to begin flights out of here in 1990. When the airline finally becomes operational, it would be offering the first commercial service at the municipal airport since 1990. The airline is presently targeting Cincinnati as part of big expansion plans in the Midwest and East Coast this year.

According to a top official of Allegiant Air, the airline continues to be interested in Lunken Airport, but is waiting for the go ahead to start lights at the East End airfield. Apart from this, the airline is considering Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport for its operations.