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Allegiant Air to add nonstop service from KCI to Phoenix; introductory fares as low as $45

Allegiant Air is taking a hiatus from flying three Wichita routes to California and Florida.
Allegiant Air is taking a hiatus from flying three Wichita routes to California and Florida.

Low-cost airline Allegiant Air announced Tuesday that it would add nonstop service between Kansas City International and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airports in the fall.

As part of the announcement, the airline said it would offer introductory one-way fares as low as $45 on the new route.

The new route will be the sixth route the airline offer travelers departing from Kansas City. In addition to Las Vegas, Allegiant offers flights to Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Orlando/Sanford and Tampa/St. Petersburg in Florida.

The new nonstop flights to Phoenix will operate twice a week beginning Oct. 4.

“With nearly 500 passengers each day, Arizona is one Kansas City’s most popular getaways,” said Kansas City Director of Aviation Patrick Klein, in a release.

The airline said that seats are limited and not available on all flights under the introductory fare offer. Flights must be purchased by Thursday for travel by Feb. 13.

For more information about the introductory fare or to book a flight, go to Allegiant’s website at www.allegiantair.com.

The new flight to Phoenix was among 28 new routes and service from three new cities that Allegiant announced Tuesday. The additional routes were the company’s largest announcement of new service in its history.

The airline began with one aircraft and one route in 1999. It has since grown to more than 80 aircraft and more than 300 routes.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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