This spring, Houston travelers can fly to four cities across the country for about the same prices as a couple of movie tickets and theater popcorn. On January 14, low-cost airline Allegiant Air announced the addition of 44 new nonstop routes throughout the U.S., including four from Houston Hobby Airport.
Beginning May 21, Allegiant will kick off the following flights from Hobby, all with prices as low as $33 for a one-way ticket:
- Knoxville, Tennessee via McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) – beginning May 21, 2020.
- Asheville, North Carolina via Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) – beginning May 22, 2020.
- Savannah, Georgia via Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) – beginning May 28, 2020.
- Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida via Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) – beginning June 5, 2020.
Allegiant is offering fares from Austin to four cities beginning at $55 one-way, starting on May 21 with a flight from from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Des Moines International Airport. The following day, May 22, the air carrier will launch flights from Austin to Asheville International Airport, Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport, and Grand Rapids' Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Twice-weekly flights from Austin to Asheville, Knoxville, and Grand Rapids take off on Mondays and Fridays. Return flights occur the same days, though times vary. Departing and returning flights between Austin to Des Moines are available Thursdays and Sundays.
"There is a lot of leisure demand for cities that are regional destinations, and this route expansion will address some of that need," said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue, in a release.
"This growth is about Allegiant being true to our mission as a company," he continued. "We're increasing the number of low-cost, affordable travel options for people who may otherwise be priced out of air travel."