Allegiant Puts the Brakes on Salisbury

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Allegiant Ceases Operations at Salisbury-Ocean City (SBY)

Allegiant Airlines is ending flights from Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY). The airline entered the market with non-stop flights to Orlando Sanford Airport (SFB) on February 16, 2012.

The last day of service will be January 5, 2013.

In a statement, Allegaint said they will contact customers with reservations after January 5, 2013, and issue a full refund.

Eric Fletcher, Allegiant Travel Co. Manager of Airports, said, “We are always disappointed to end service in a market.” Fletcher added, “We thank Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport for their partnership and apologize to any travelers who are inconvenienced by this decision.”

Allegiant’s Orlando Sanford service was the only nonstop jet service from the Delmarva Peninsula. The departure of Allegiant leaves US Airways Express as the only commercial carrier at Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY).

US Airways Express operates flights to US Airways hubs in Charlotte (CLT) and Philadelphia (PHL) using Dash-8 TurboProp aircraft. US Airways provides onward connections to Orlando International Airport (MCO) for individuals wishing to re-book flights to Orlando from the Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY).

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Passengers can fly US Airways across the United States and Europe from their Charlotte and Philadelphia hubs.

Delmarva Peninsula Nearby Airports

Cheaper airfares are likely available by making the drive across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) or heading south across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to Norfolk International Airport (ORF).

If you’re looking to travel to the Delmarva Peninsula you may want to consider flying into one of these two airports if the fares are too high to or from the Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY).

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