On Tuesday, Jan. 12, low-cost airline Allegiant Air announced a new line connecting Asheville with Baltimore and the nation’s capital.
With one-way rates as low as $39, flights to and from the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will begin departing in May. The airline already offers flights in the $40-60 range between Asheville Regional Airport and various locations in the Florida peninsula.
From Asheville Regional Airport:
ASHEVILLE, N.C. Jan. 12, 2016 – Allegiant(NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces service between Asheville and our nation’s capital via Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares to Baltimore for as low as $39.*
“We’re thrilled to offer this new, low-cost nonstop opportunity to visit the Washington, D.C. area,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant senior vice president of planning. “We’re sure Asheville area travelers will take advantage of this exciting new service to enjoy all that the capital has to offer, and we look forward to bringing more visitors and economic growth to the D.C. area.”
The seasonal flights will operate twice weekly and will fly nonstop between Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) and Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) beginning May 19, 2016 through Aug. 16, 2016. The flights provide the only nonstop option for Asheville area travelers to visit the Washington, D.C. area. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at Allegiant.com.
“Allegiant has grown significantly in their four years at Asheville Regional Airport, and has been embraced by the western North Carolina region,” said Lew Bleiweis, A.A.E., executive director. “It is exciting to welcome additional growth, especially to the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area-one of the top requested destinations by air travelers in our area. We anticipate excellent utilization of this service, and we also look forward to welcoming visitors from Maryland to Asheville.”
As a gateway to Washington D.C. and the entire Mid-Atlantic region, Baltimore offers travelers easy access to experience all that our nation’s capital has to offer. From its celebrated museums and monuments to world-class shopping and dining, Washington D.C. has become one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in the U.S. Asheville travelers can book their entire Baltimore / Washington vacation for less at Allegiant.com.
Allegiant offers a unique travel option to Asheville travelers. Focusing on low-cost leisure travel, the company provides customers with low base fares averaging nearly half of the cost of the average domestic round-trip fare. Allegiant’s innovative business model has allowed the company to grow from one aircraft and one route just over a decade ago, to providing convenient, affordable service in over 100 communities nationwide.
*About the introductory one-way fares: Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Jan. 13, 2016 for travel by Aug. 16, 2016. Price displayed reflects purchase by debit card; purchase by credit card subject to surcharge not to exceed $8 each way per passenger. See Allegiant.comfor details. For optional services and baggage fees, please visit Allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.