Allegiant Air recently launched its new nonstop flights between Memphis International Airport and Jacksonville International Airport. The new service between the two destinations became operational from April 15, 2016. The announcement to begin the new flights services was made earlier in January this year.
A spokesperson of Allegiant Air said that the new flights to Jacksonville from Memphis will be operated twice weekly, on Mondays and Fridays. The service on the route will be conducted with the help of a 166-seat McDonnell Douglas MD80 aircraft as well as a 177-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
The airline is currently operating flights to seven destinations from Memphis International Airport. The destinations being served out of Memphis include Fort Lauderdale, St. Pete-Clearwater, Phoenix/Mesa, Las Vegas, Orlando/Sanford and Austin. Allegiant Air also announced that it is planning to launch flights to Fort Walton-Destin from Memphis in May this year, while the new flights between Los Angeles and Memphis would start this June. With the launch of two additional routes, the airline will be connecting a total of nine destinations out of Memphis.
Pace Cooper, chairman of the Memphis Shelby-County Airport Authority (MSCAA) Board, said, “The launch of new flights to Jacksonville from Memphis by Allegiant Air will be providing yet another fantastic low-cost leisure option for the residents of region to travel in either destinations seamlessly. Moreover, the rapid growth of Allegiant Air at Memphis has also provided a big boost to tourism as well.”
Apart from Allegiant Air, another leading low-cost carrier also started flying out of Memphis from April this year. Frontier Airlines introduced its inaugural nonstop flights service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from Memphis International Airport. The new service started operating from April 14.
Media reports quoting an official of Frontier Airlines said that the new flights to Hartsfield-Jackson from Memphis will be operated thrice weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The service on the route will be operated with the help of a 150-seat Airbus A319 aircraft. Frontier Airlines is also operating nonstop flights between Denver and Memphis as well.