St. Pete-Clearwater welcomes Flair Airlines

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, in Tampa Bay, Florida, has recently welcomed a new low-cost airline to its network with a new service connecting the airport with Winnipeg, Canada.

The new route is one of six new services announced by Flair Airlines as it expands its network to offer new US destinations this winter to Florida’s Orlando International Airport, St. Pete-Clearwater (Tampa Bay) and Miami as well as to Palm Springs, Las Vegas and Phoenix-Mesa Airport.

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, which is primarily served by low-fare airlines, welcomed the new carrier, with airport director Tom Jewsbury adding: “We are extremely excited to announce the addition of our newest ultra-low cost Canadian carrier, Flair Airlines with non-stop service from Winnipeg, the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba, Canada.”

The airport is also celebrating the addition of a new nonstop service with Allegiant.

The low-fare airline is linking Albany, New York to the Tampa Bay area via St. Pete-Clearwater and is also extending service from Nashville, Tennessee to St. Pete-Clearwater from seasonal to year-round.

“We’re excited to announce this new service from our newest city, giving Albany-area travellers a convenient, nonstop option to visit the beautiful Tampa Bay area,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice-president of planning and revenue. “Additionally, we’ve seen great demand from Nashville travellers for service to this destination, so we’re happy to extend our schedule to include year-round service. We’re proud to grow again at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.”

Both routes will operate twice weekly and with this addition, Allegiant will offer nonstop service from 56 cities to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. The airline says the new route and extension will bring nearly 33,000 additional visitors to the area.

“Adding a nonstop flight from Albany, New York’s State Capital, is great for Tampa Bay. PIE is excited to add its seventh nonstop city in New York with Allegiant,” Jewsbury commented.

Written by: Kimberley Young

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