The new flights will operate twice a week from November 19 between Elmira Corning Regional Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, with service on...

Allegiant Air is launching twice-weekly nonstop service between Elmira, New York and Fort Lauderdale in Florida on November 19.

The carrier will introduce the new service to New York’s Southern Tier and Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier with fares from $64.99 one-way plus government taxes and fees and Allegiant Air’s nearly unavoidable “convenience” fees. Allegiant’s $64.99 one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by October 12 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 start from $79.99 plus taxes and fees. Reservations can be made at or by calling the company at 702-505-8888.

“New air service to Fort Lauderdale on Allegiant is a wonderful addition to the air travel opportunities out of the Elmira Corning Regional Airport,” says Tom Santulli, Chemung County executive. “We believe this low-cost, nonstop service will be as popular as the Orlando flight and offers a great beach getaway destination in sunny Florida.”

As Allegiant Air continues to take delivery of more McDonnell Douglas MD-80s it has purchased in used-aircraft deals, the low-cost carrier continues to add new destinations to its network. One such is Long Beach in the Los Angeles area, which Allegiant Air began serving on July 1, 2010

“Our community has asked for more Allegiant service by filling up every plane they’ve given us,” says Ann Crook, Elmira Corning Regional Airport’s manager.

The new flights will operate twice a week between Elmira Corning Regional Airport (ELM ) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), with service on Mondays and Fridays. Flights will depart ELM at 7:30 p.m. and land at FLL at 10:30 p.m. Flights are timed to leave FLL at 4:10 p.m. and reach Elmira at 6:50 p.m. All flight times are local.

Allegiant Air will use 150-seat MD-80 jets on the route. The company also offers low-cost, nonstop service to Orlando from Elmira.

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 of 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 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.

Those wishing to book hotels independently can find hotel deals in Fort Lauderdale here.