Discount air carrier Allegiant announced Tuesday (May 25) two more non-stop flights from Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) to Florida destinations St Petersburg and Fort Lauderdale. The new service will begin to St. Petersburg on July 2 with fares as low as $38 one-way. The flights to Fort Lauderdale will begin Oct. 8 at the same introductory prices.
“We’re hearing nothing but excitement from travelers looking forward to some long-overdue vacations – and we’re thrilled to offer convenient, nonstop routes to two incredible Florida destinations,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant’s senior vice president of revenue. “We know Northwest Arkansas residents will love the beautiful beaches, water sports and attractions that Fort Lauderdale and St. Pete have to offer.”
The new routes will operate twice weekly. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found on the Allegiant website. The move will give Allegiant eight non-stop destinations from XNA — Austin, Daytona, Destin, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville and Phoenix.
This news comes on the heels of the Breeze Airways announcement of three non-stop flights from XNA to San Antonio, New Orleans and Tampa, Fla., beginning in June. Breeze Airways is also a discount air carrier with fares as low as $39 one-way.