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Allegiant Air to begin direct route service to MSP in October

Allegiant Air on Tuesday (June 29) announced it will begin nonstop service between MSP Airport (MSP) and Asheville, N.C. (AVL); Punta Gorda, Fla. (PGD); and West Palm Beach, Fla. (PBI), in early October.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant shared the MSP news as part of a broader announcement of 23 new nonstop routes for fall vacation and holiday travel to destinations across the U.S.

Allegiant will become the 18th "marketing airline" (such as Delta, American, Spirit, Sun Country and Southwest that passengers look to book travel) to serve MSP. (MSP is also served by several regional "feeder" airlines – such as Endeavor, Sky West and Republic – bringing the total number of airlines at MSP to more than 30.)

Also on Tuesday, Sun Country announced new service to Asheville and West Palm Beach starting in October, and is accelerating the start of its Punta Gorda service from December to October.

"The new flights by both Allegiant and Sun Country are great news for travelers heading to North Carolina and Florida this fall," said Brian Peters, director of Air Service Development for the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

While business and international travel continues to remain below pre-COVID levels, domestic travel has roared back in 2021. The number of people who passed through TSA checkpoints at MSP on Monday (June 28) of this week, for example, was just 19.5 percent below levels the same day in 2019.

The decision on whether Allegiant will operate out of Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 has not yet been made.