Beginning Novermber 16th, Allegiant Air will begin two weekly flights to Fort Lauderdale, Florida from Tri-State Airport.
Initial fares for one-way travel will be as low as 69 Dollars.
The flights will happen on Monday and Friday.
Flights will depart Tri-State at 9:50 a.m. arriving in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 12:10 p.m. Flights leaving Fort Lauderdale will depart at 7 a.m. arriving in Huntington at 9:15 a.m.
More details are available at the company's website at
The existing Allegiant flights to Orlando Sanford International Airport have already helped boost boardings at Tri-State to a projected 65,000 for the year. That's the best number for Tri-State since 1998.
Original Story Posted Monday, August 27th:
U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller will be in Huntington Wednesday for what's being called an air service announcement for Tri-State Airport.
Rockefeller will speak at an invitation only luncheon at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.
The airport is not releasing details of the announcement. But WSAZ has learned Allegiant Air has decided to expand its Florida service at Tri-State.
Allegiant currently has two round-trip flights to Orland Sanford International Airport near Orlando. Those flights are on Sunday and Thursday.
Sources tell Newschannel 3 Allegiant will soon begin flights to Fort Lauderdale.
The Orlando Sanford flights have been very successful for the airline and the airport, attracting air passengers from all over the region.
Allegiant previously announced it was adding the Fort Lauderdale flights in 12 cities where it already has service, and the names of those cities are being released in a series of news conferences this week.
Allegiant already has plans to add a third Sanford/Orlando flight from Tri-State from mid-November to the end of December this year to meet demand for the holidays. That flight will happen on a Tuesday.
The specific flight days for the Fort Lauderdale flights are expected to be released Wednesday.