Allegiant to resume service from Kentucky to Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN – Las Vegas-based airline Allegiant reportedly will resume offering flights from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) and Raleigh-Durham (RDU) international airports to Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) in December after a hiatus since November in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Allegiant, which began its nonstop service to the island in December 2016, put it on hold in November 2017, reportedly due to weak demand.
“The weekly flights to Puerto Rico will return December 15 and CVG will be the only airport in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana to be offering nonstop flights to the island,” according to Candace McGraw, chief executive officer of CVG, Cincinnati.com wrote.
The airline will also begin flying between RDU and Muñoz Marín Airport starting Dec. 14, with nonstop flights Mondays and Fridays.
“It’s the second time in a year that Allegiant has announced nonstop flights between RDU and Puerto Rico. Last June, the airline said it would begin twice-weekly nonstop flights in December 2017,” according to the News Observer.
A Daytona Beach (SFB) to SJU flight is also part of Allegiant’s service to the island’s international airport in the municipality of Carolina.
Allegiant focuses on “linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations” with more than 80 aircraft and 300 routes across the United States, according to the airline.
Another low-cost airline, Frontier, started nonstop flights between RDU and Puerto Rico in April.