The first Allegiant Air passengers to arrive in Sarasota were greeted with this fantastic cake as the airline’s inaugural service from Indianapolis, one of three routes launched to the Florida airport by the ULCC this week. Services to Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh face no direct competition, with all routes poised to be flown twice-weekly.
- Allegiant Air made Sarasota (SRQ) its seventh destination in Florida on 11 April, with the airport adding to the ULCC’s existing operations at Destin-Fort Walton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando Sanford, Punta Gorda and St. Pete-Clearwater. On the day of the inauguration at Sarasota, Allegiant Air started twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) services on a 1,413-kilometre link from Indianapolis (IND) and 1,471-kilometre connection from Pittsburgh (PIT). Two days later, a twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) rotation on the 1,308-kilometre airport pair with Cincinnati (CVG) was added to the airline’s schedules. The latter route will be flown using the carrier’s A320 fleet, while the former two will see A319 services. None of the three routes launched this week will face direct competition. See how the Indianapolis and Cincinnati to Sarasota route launch FTWAs performed against other airports from around the world.