WATCH: Allegiant Arrives in Melbourne, Florida with New Nonstop Flights from Pittsburgh, Nashville and Concord
By Space Coast Daily // November 18, 2021
new flights welcomed by crowd of airport officials, airline reps and community members
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Allegiant has started service at Melbourne Orlando International Airport with new nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Concord-Padgett Airport (USA).
The new flights were welcomed by a crowd of airport officials, airline representatives, and community members, as well as traditional water arches while it taxied to the gate.
“We’re excited to start service for the first time at Melbourne Orlando International Airport and bring Allegiant’s brand of affordable, nonstop travel to Central Florida’s gateway city,” said Thayne Klingler, Allegiant’s director of airport affairs.
“With its incredible beaches, outdoor experiences and attractions, the Space Coast is one of our most requested destinations. We’re also proud to be the first low-fare airline to operate out of Melbourne in more than two decades, to bring visitors and residents alike an exceptional value when they travel.”
The arrival of Allegiant to MLB marks the airport’s first airline with an ultra-low fare product in more than two decades. The new and unmatched service unites a stress-free airport experience with a low-cost airline option for travelers.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Allegiant to its new coastal gateway to Central Florida,” said Greg Donovan, A.A.E., executive director at MLB.
“This trio of new flights are arriving just in time to provide travelers a warm, low-cost, and stress-free option to escape the winter months. As one of Allegiant’s newest destinations, passengers seeking fun in the sun can now land right in the heart of Florida’s Space Coast with easy access to our world-famous beaches, cruises, theme parks and more.”
“Growth is one of the most common words being used around our airport these days,” said Melbourne Airport Authority Chairman Jack L. Ryals. “Allegiant’s investment into our community is accompanied by the airport’s major terminal project that will allow us to grow together, with our community, for years to come.”
MLB’s $72 million Terminal Renovation and Expansion Project is currently underway that will bring major upgrades to nearly every step of the airport experience, including a new security checkpoint, new restaurant and shopping options, a new departure lounge with three new gates, four sets of new bathroom facilities, and more.
“We are thrilled to welcome Allegiant to Melbourne and are proud to be its newest Florida destination,” added Airport Authority Board Member and City of Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey.
“The Pittsburgh, Nashville and Concord areas now have nonstop access to land right in the heart of our coastal community and enjoy the best that Florida has to offer.”
Located on Florida’s Space Coast, Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) offers sunseekers traveling to Central Florida an option to land on the coast with immediate access to the area’s pristine beaches, adventurous eco-tourism, and unique shopping districts. MLB is also the closest airport to Port Canaveral and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and is just over an hour drive to other area attractions.
Allegiant’s new routes operate twice weekly and are perfect for weekend getaways to or from Melbourne. To celebrate the new routes, MLB is also offering free parking for up to three days in the months of November and December. To receive the promotion, passengers flying on Allegiant must simply present their boarding pass to the cashier when exiting the parking lot.
To book now or learn more about flight days, times and the lowest fares, visit Allegiant.com.