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Published August 18, 2011, 10:20 AM

Allegiant to Offer Direct Flights From Grand Forks to Orlando

In an emailed advertisement, Allegiant Airlines announces it will provide a direct flight from Grand Forks to Orlando, FL.

By: WDAZ Staff Report,

Allegiant Airlines will start offering direct flights two times a week from Grand Forks to Orlando, FL, the company announced Thursday.

The announcement was made at the Grand Forks International Airport's new Byron L. Dorgan terminal.

Allegiant will be flying direct to Orlando Sanford International Airport beginning November 17. Flights are advertised as $94.99 one-way or $122.68 with taxes and fees.

“We're pleased to again offer an affordable and convenient way for our customers to get away,” Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said in a written release. “We are confident the Grand Forks area will appreciate the value of flying nonstop to Orlando and the great deals we offer on hotels, car rentals and theme park tickets.”

The flights will be on Thursdays and Sundays, departing Grand Forks at 3:40 p.m. and arriving in Orlando at 8:10 p.m. The Sunday flight will leave Orlando at 11:55 a.m. and arrive in Grand Forks at 2:50 p.m. local time.

“We are extremely excited for the announcement of direct service from Grand Forks to OrlandoSanford,” said Grand Forks International Airport Executive Director, Patrick Dame. “Orlando has been our most requested city from our customers, within our region, and from our friends in Winnipeg. The new route will be extremely successful and we appreciate the partnership we have with Allegiant to be able to provide our customers sunny destinations like Orlando.

Allegiant also offers weekly flights from Grand Forks to Phoenix and Las Vegas.