Allegiant Air’s new route between Orlando Sanford and Stewart International Airport, Newburgh has been hailed a success.
Tyri Squyres, Allegiant’s director of corporate communications, told the Mid-Hudson News that since the airline announced the new route in August, the advanced bookings had been “tremendous”.
“It has exceeded our expectations,” she added. The low-fare airline began the new route on October 29 with a sell-out flight.
Flights operate four days a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Prices range from $59 to $179 each way.
They leave Orlando Sanford at 8:30am and arrive in Newburgh, New York at 11:15am. Flights depart Newburgh at 11:50am and arrive at Orlando Sanford at 2:30pm.
The new route is part of a massive expansion currently underway by Allegiant at its new Orlando base. In November, the airline will begin new routes to Sioux Falls, San Diego and South Bend, Indiana. In December it will add McAllen, Texas, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Toledo, Ohio, Allentown, Pennsylvania and Worcester, Massachusetts.
Allegiant is a low-fare airline based in Las Vegas that offers one-way fares only and ticketless travel. It also doesn’t require passengers to book a Saturday night stay, giving greater flexibility when booking.