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Charleston Airport gains routes to St. Louis, Louisville

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After a holiday season that saw low travel numbers, Charleston International Airport is getting some needed boosts this week.

Allegiant is now offering nonstop service twice a week from Charleston to St. Louis, Mo., and Louisville, Ky., the company said in a news release. The service will begin May 28 with $49 one-way flights, pending restrictions.

CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority, Elliot Summey, said Allegiant's new nonstop services to MidAmerica St. Louis Airport and Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport is a win for the Charleston area.

“Allegiant has consistently offered a unique value proposition for Charleston area travelers with nonstop service to destinations previously unserved,” he said. 

The St. Louis route, previously postponed as a result of the pandemic, adds a new market to the Las Vegas-based airline’s list of destinations.

Allegiant first began flying out of Charleston in 2018 with nonstop service to Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Indianapolis. The airline primarily connects travelers to small-to-medium cities with all non-stop flights and lower than average fares.

“Allegiant continues to offer value pricing combined with nonstop service to new cities and that is a winning combination for a hospitality industry beginning to slowly recover from a challenging year,” said Helen Turner Hill, CEO of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Reach Teri Errico Griffis at 843-849-3144.

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