New local cheap flight options you need to know about in 2018

Get ready to book some cheap flights this year.

Air carriers, like Allegiant Air and Southwest Airlines, are adding flights at local airports in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati. Here’s some of the new flights you can book this year:

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1. Allegiant to add new flights in Cincinnati

Allegiant is adding nonstop service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to two new destinations.

The low-cost carrier will now fly to Charleston, South Carolina and Sarasota, Fla. Flights from Cincinnati to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport begin on April 13 with one-way fares as low as $48. Flights to Charleston International Airport begin April 5 with one-way fares as low as $48. READ MORE

2. United to add nonstop flight to Houston from Dayton

United Airlines will add a new nonstop flight from the Dayton International Airport to Houston.

Dayton was one of eight cities chosen by United for the nonstop routes, according to the city. The new flights will begin June 7. The addition of Houston will be the 17th nonstop destination from Dayton airport. Dayton airport is currently served by Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Allegiant Air and United Airlines. READ MORE

3. Southwest Airlines adds new flight at local airport

Southwest Airlines has added a new flight from Cincinnati to Phoenix.

The flight schedule aligns with the Cincinnati Reds spring training in Goodyear, Arizona — a 25-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Daily flights will operate March 8 to April 7. Southwest started service at the Cincinnati airport during the summer, after halting all flights at the Dayton International Airport. READ MORE


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