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Albany Airport gets new low-cost flights to Florida

In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, file photo, two Allegiant Air jets taxi at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, file photo, two Allegiant Air jets taxi at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. | Photo: AP Photo / David Becker,File.

December 11, 2018 10:32 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new low-cost airline is starting service from Albany International Airport to three Florida destinations this week.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air launches its first flight from Albany on Wednesday. The ultra-low fare carrier will serve St. Petersburg-Clearwater on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It will fly to Punta Gorda, Florida on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and to Orlando-Sanford on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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The Albany County Airport Authority board approved a $55.3 million budget for the coming year on Monday. It includes several capital improvements as well as a new 1,000-car parking garage and several new passenger loading bridges.
 

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