To keep ticket prices low, flights don’t include on-board entertainment or frequent-flier promotions. To celebrate the announcement, Allegiant will be offering promotional fares on the routes for as low as $51.
“The price is always going to fluctuate. But last quarter our average one-way fare was $79,” said Brandon Meyers of Allegiant Air.
Passengers said the new airline will entice them to fly out of Dayton more often.
“A hundred bucks would be amazing if I could get that kind of deal,” said Tracy Givens of Cincinnati. “A hundred bucks to go anywhere is a great one-way flight.”
Airport officials hope the Allegiant flights will entice other airlines.
“It’s literally going to save this whole region millions of dollars of airfare costs because it’s going to create a more competitive environment,” Slaybaugh said.