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University Park Airport adds direct flights to Florida via Allegiant Air

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Starting this fall, University Park Airport will offer nonstop commercial service to and from two locations in Florida.

Allegiant Air will operate flights to Orlando Sanford International Airport and the Tampa/St. Petersburg area via St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. Flights will be offered twice a week for both locations.

Although the new service will start in October, travelers can book now, with introductory fares starting at $69 to celebrate the new routes.

Bryan Rodgers, director of University Park Airport, and Kristen Schilling-Gonzales, managing director of planning for Allegiant Air, announced June 18 that the airline will offer nonstop commercial service from University Park to Orlando and Tampa beginning Oct. 9. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

"We look forward to this new partnership with Allegiant Air, and we’re excited to welcome them to University Park Airport,” said airport director Bryan Rodgers. “Florida is a high-demand market for central Pennsylvania travelers, and now they’ll have convenient access to an ultra-low-cost carrier, from University Park Airport, providing nonstop service to two popular Florida destinations.”

“We’re very excited to bring our brand of convenient, friendly service to State College with these two routes, and we’re very grateful for the partnership of Penn State University,” Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue, said in a news release.

“We’re certain that area travelers will love having an ultra-low-cost, nonstop option to get away to these popular Florida destinations — Orlando and Tampa.”

The new routes will be on Airbus 319 and Airbus 320, accommodating 150 to 177 passengers, with the four weekly flights adding more than 600 passengers a week departing from University Park Airport.

Last Updated June 18, 2019