The company will introduce the new service to the greater Savannah and Hilton Head Island areas with fares from $29.99 one-way plus government taxes...

Allegiant Air is beginning nonstop jet service between Savannah, Georgia and Fort Lauderdale in Florida on November 18.

The company will introduce the new service to the greater Savannah and Hilton Head Island areas with fares from $29.99 one-way plus government taxes and fees and Allegiant Air’s nearly unavoidable “convenience” fees. The airline’s $29.99 one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by October 5 and is valid for travel through March 8, 2011. Introductory fares are not available on all flights.


After the introductory fare period, regular one-way fares on the route will start from $39.99 plus taxes and fees. Reservations can be made on the company’s website at www.allegiant.com or by calling the company at 702-505-8888.

Allegiant Air operates a fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-80s on all its domestic U.S. mainland routes, but the airline has agreed a deal to buy six Boeing 757-200s for flights between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii

“We are excited to add Allegiant as our newest airline partner,” says Patrick Graham, executive director of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. “Passengers from Savannah, Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Low Country will now have nonstop access to Fort Lauderdale’s many attractions as well as its maritime businesses. Our customers will once again benefit from low-cost airfares as well as Allegiant’s affordable travel packages.”

The new flights will operate twice a week between Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), with service on Thursdays and Sundays. Flights will depart Savannah/Hilton Head at 11:05 a.m. arriving in Fort Lauderdale at 12:30 p.m. Flights leaving Fort Lauderdale will depart at 9 a.m. arriving in Savannah/Hilton Head at 10:25 a.m. (all flight times are local). The carrier will utilize a full-size, 150-seat MD-80 jet aircraft on the route.

Located in the center of South Florida’s Gold Coast, 40 miles from Palm Beach and 25 miles from Miami, Fort Lauderdale stretches from Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach in the north to Hollywood and Hallandale Beach in the south. The area offers 300 miles of navigable inland waterways and 44,000 resident yachts, making it recognized as the “Yachting Capital of the World” and the “Venice of America”.

Allegiant Travel Company, Allegiant Air’s parent company, partners with more than 40 South Florida hotels, including Hyatt Key West Resort & Spa, Hollywood Beach Marriott, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Hyatt Place Miami Airport. Allegiant provides car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car.