Orlando nonstop via Central Illinois Regional Airport
Once again, the low cost, niche carrier Allegiant is able to connect an undeserved community with two weekly nonstop flights from Bloomington’s Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) to Orlando Sanford International (SFB) starting on May 16th, 2012.
Allegiant is a low cost carrier that identifies undeserved communities and provides them with nonstop jet service to high demand leisure destinations. This new nonstop connection between Bloomington, Illinois, and Orlando, Florida, will bring low fares and eliminates the need to drive to nearby major cities to catch non-stop services such as this.
This new service will compliment existing Allegiant services for residents in central Illinois. Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said, “Our service to Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tampa, Fla. from Peoria has been very successful and the airport has been a great partner for us.”
“The addition of service by Allegiant Air to the Central Illinois Regional Airport demonstrates not only the ongoing strength of the airport but the region as a whole,” said Rep. Timothy Johnson. “This should be a popular flight option for the citizens of central Illinois as Central Illinois Regional Airport continues to set the regional standard for midsized airports.”
Carl Olson, Executive Director of the Central Illinois Regional Airport said, “We are extremely pleased that Allegiant will be serving the region from the Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) with service to Orlando, Florida.”
Allegiant Airlines is offering $74.99 (plus taxes + fees) one-way introductory fares on the new route, but tickets must be purchased by February 6, 2012, and they’re valid for travel before August 14, 2012. Allegiant also services Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Tampa-St. Petersburg non-stop via the nearby Peoria International Airport (PIA).