Knoxville adds to nonstop flight choices

Nonstop flights from Knoxville to Pittsburgh and Denver on Allegiant Air, announced early this year, will start May 17 and May 22 respectively.

To kick off the expansion of flights from McGhee Tyson Airport, the discount airline is offering extra-low round-trip fares to those destinations for several days.

In January, Allegiant announced it would begin twice-weekly flights to Denver International Airport. A month later, it announced twice-weekly flights to Pittsburgh International Airport — expecting up to 4,500 tourists from the latter destination to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Frontier and United airlines already flew from Knoxville to Denver, but Allegiant’s flights to Pittsburgh added a new destination.

To kick off Knoxville-Pittsburgh service, Allegiant is offering fares as low as $44 on that route. The price is part of a round-trip itinerary, and includes taxes, carrier charges and other fees, according to the news release.

Those low-price tickets must be bought by May 20, for use by June 28.

Initial tickets for flights to Denver will go for as little as $75 each way, under the same rules as the discount Pittsburgh tickets. They must be bought by May 25, and used by July 31.

Those prices may not be available on all flights or days.

Further details, fares and flight schedules can be found at Allegiant .com; the company now also offers rental car and hotel booking.

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

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Published May 24, 2019