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Allegiant Air Begins Non-Stop Service to St. Pete-Clearwater, Florida

(New Orleans, LA) - Today, Allegiant Air launched service to sunny Clearwater, Florida, just in time for summer travel. This new non-stop flight departs twice-weekly on Thursdays and Sundays from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), Allegiant's eighth destination. St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is conveniently located in the heart of Tampa Bay and is equidistance from the beaches of St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

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"Allegiant's rapid growth at the Airport is fantastic," said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "We are excited that Allegiant continues to offer new destinations to area travellers and bring more and more people to New Orleans."

"From their start at the Airport with four destinations in 2015 to today with eight, Allegiant has continually offered affordable fares to and from New Orleans," said New Orleans Aviation Board Chairwoman, Cheryl Teamer. "They have allowed people with a limited budget to fly affordably and efficiently."

"With each additional route Allegiant offers from New Orleans, 12,000 more people are visiting the region annually," said New Orleans Councilman Jared Brossett, Chair of the Transportation and Aviation Committee. "Thanks to airlines like Allegiant that continue to invest in New Orleans, the regional economy is prospering from their success."

"St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida, is the newest destination passengers can travel to from MSY," said Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. "Allegiant Air now offers affordable travel to a total of eight destinations from the Airport."