Allegiant adding Austin-Cleveland flights

AUSTIN - Allegiant Air announced Wednesday it will begin flying nonstop between Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in early 2017.

The new route, set to begin Feb. 17, 2017, will fly twice each week and operate year round. The new route is part of the low-cost carrier's plan to move its service from Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) to Cleveland and adding four additional routes.

“We are very excited to add the only nonstop option for travel from Cleveland to Austin,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant chief operating officer in a release. “We look forward to giving northeast Ohio travelers the opportunity to get away their way to experience the sights and sounds of the Live Music Capital of the World.”

The addition of the AUS-CLE route marks Allegiant’s eighth route from Austin. As of Sept. 21, Allegiant operates flights from Austin to Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Cincinnati, Orlando-Sanford and Memphis. The airline announced in August it would add service to Pittsburgh International in December 2016 and to St. Pete Clearwater International in February 2017.

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