LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 4, 2014) — Allegiant today announced new nonstop, seasonal jet service between Lexington and Myrtle Beach. Beginning May 29, Allegiant will connect Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region residents to the popular vacation destination on South Carolina’s Grand Strand. In celebration of the new summer service, the company will offer promotional one-way fares as low as $54.
“We are thrilled to add Myrtle Beach as a brand new vacation destination for the residents of Lexington,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Co. president and COO. “We look forward to connecting the Lexington community to the Grand Strand with convenient, nonstop service and the ability to book their entire South Carolina vacation with us for less.”
The new flights will operate twice weekly between May 29 and Aug. 12, 2014, flying nonstop from Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport (LEX) to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) and becoming the only nonstop service from Lexington to any destination in South Carolina. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found at Allegiant.com.
“This new service to Myrtle Beach is a great example of the collaborative effort between Allegiant and Blue Grass Airport to expand leisure travel options for central Kentucky residents,” said Eric Frankl, executive director at Blue Grass Airport. “We appreciate Allegiant’s commitment to our community, and we hope our passengers will support this new service and enjoy the warm weather, abundant sunshine and championship golf courses that make Myrtle Beach such an attractive destination.”
Allegiant first began service at Blue Grass Airport in November 2008 with nonstop service to Orlando and today serves five vacation destinations from the airport. Lexington becomes one of eight Allegiant cities with nonstop service to Myrtle Beach.
Focusing on low-cost leisure travel, the company provides customers with low base fares, averaging less than half the cost of competitors’ average domestic round-trip tickets purchased in 2013. Over the past 15 years, its business model has allowed the company to grow from one aircraft and one route, to offering access to convenient, affordable air service in 100 communities nationwide, more than any other domestic low-cost carrier.
Known as the “Seaside Golf Capital of the World,” Myrtle Beach is set in the heart of South Carolina’s Grand Strand, where world-class golf abounds and soft, sandy beaches stretch more than 60 miles. Recognized as one of the “Top 10 places for Families to Visit in the U.S.” by Yahoo! Travel, Myrtle Beach has something for everyone. From topnotch shopping and dining to award-winning golf courses and live entertainment, visitors can experience Southern culture all while enjoying unbeatable ocean views. Allegiant partners with some of Myrtle Beach’s most popular hotel properties, provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car and offers great deals on some of the area’s most exciting attractions. Lexington travelers can book their entire Myrtle Beach vacation for less by visiting Allegiant.com.