Allegiant (Las Vegas) announced it will consolidate all of its Orlando air service to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) beginning on February 1, 2011. The company, which currently operates 29 routes to and from the Orlando area, will move the 10 routes it serves from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Sanford.
Allegiant began service to the Orlando area via the Orlando Sanford International Airport on May 26, 2005, with nonstop flights to four markets. Today, the company serves 29 markets to the Orlando area including: Appleton, WI, Bangor, ME, Cedar Rapids, IA, Chattanooga, TN, Duluth, MN, Elmira, NY, Fargo, ND, Fort Wayne, IN, Greensboro, NC, McAllen, TX, Northwest Arkansas, Owensboro, KY, Plattsburgh, NY, Roanoke, VA, Rockford, IL, Sioux Falls, SD, South Bend, IN, Toledo, OH, and Wilmington, NC.
By consolidating the operations to a single airport in the Orlando area, Allegiant is able to keep costs down and offer its customers the best travel deals. Allegiant currently bases five DC-9-80 (MD-80) series jet aircraft at Orlando International Airport and as of February 1, 2011, the aircraft will move to Orlando Sanford International Airport to support the additional flights. Allegiant began service from Orlando International Airport on February 1, 2010.