Allegiant, a Las Vegas-based ultra-low-cost airline, plans to begin nonstop service between Milwaukee and five warm-weather destinations in the U.S. later this year, the airline said in statement early Tuesday.
A news conference to discuss details of the new service has been scheduled for 10 a.m. at the airport.
Allegiant plans to begin flying between Milwaukee and Phoenix and between Milwaukee and Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa, Fla., according to the airline’s statement.
One-way fares on the new routes will start at $35, Allegiant said. The flights must be purchased by June 22, 2017 for travel by Feb. 13, 2018.
“We’re thrilled to announce that we are bringing our unique brand of ultra-low-cost, convenient travel to Milwaukee,” Lukas Johnson, an Allegiant senior vice president said in the statement. “We know that there is strong demand for these five destinations, and we are excited to offer nonstop service at a fare that everyone can afford.”
The new nonstop flights will operate twice weekly. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found on Allegiant.com.
“Allegiant offers a unique option to Milwaukee travelers with low base fares and savings on rental cars, hotels and activity and attraction tickets,” according to the airline’s statement. “Travelers can book their entire vacation with Allegiant for less.”
Allegiant, which began with one plane and one route in 1999, now has more than 80 aircraft and serves 300 routes across the U.S. “with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic round trip ticket,” according to the statement.
“Allegiant’s new nonstop flights will draw a wide range of travelers to MKE and further expand our reach throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois,” Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said in the statement.
Mitchell International is owned and operated by Milwaukee County.