Allegiant Air is the new low-cost airline that will start flying out from BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport this spring. The airline will offer six new destinations with round trip service, where earlier only one was accessible from BWI:
Cincinnati (year-round service starts April 29, previously available)
Savannah, Ga./Hilton Head, S.C. (year-round service starts April 29)
Asheville, N.C. (seasonal service starts May 19)
Knoxville, Tenn. (seasonal service starts May 20)
Lexington, Ky. (seasonal service starts June 3)
Tulsa, Okla. (seasonal service starts May 19)
The price for a one-way ticket from BWI to any of the six cities above has been listed as $39. As per reports the airline will not offer daily trips, on the other hand there will be anywhere from two-to-four flight in a week the destinations.
The airline has assured passengers that although some cities like Tulsa will initially have only two trips in a week but if there is demand they can always revise the frequency of flights.
Ricky Smith, CEO BWI, said “Allegiant will help grow tourism in our market, while adding low airfares and new destinations for our local travelers.” BWI has also reported a spurt in growth since July 2015 which was also its busiest month till date.
Parallel to BWI, Allegiant is also soaring high with three new destinations being finalized for this year. Allegiant already has 100 cities under its wings and three new destinations are Baltimore, Destin, Fla, and El Paso, Texas.
Jude Bricker, Senior VP, said “Allegiant is excited to begin service at BWI Marshall Airport…” and further added “we also look forward to entering the market and showing local travelers Allegiant’s unique brand of ultra-low-cost travel.”