New Flight to Orlando from ILM

WILMINGTON -- Wilmington travelers have a new option for flying in and out of town.

The airport announced Thursday new non-stop service to Orlando, Florida.  WECT was first to report the possibility of the new flights Tuesday.

Allegiant Air will service the flights.  Allegiant is a fast expanding airline based out of Las Vegas.

The flights to Orlando start April 4, and for a time one-way tickets will cost $39.99.  The fare is limited, not available on all flights, and must be purchased by March 8, for complete travel by Aug. 31.  After the introductory fare period, regular one-way fares on the route start as low as $59 one-way.

The new flights will operate twice weekly, with service Monday and Friday.  Flights will depart Wilmington International Airport at 4:10pm.

"Wilmington International Airport is very excited to have nonstop jet service to Orlando, one of our top 10 destinations, provided by Allegiant Air," said Airport Authority Chairman Robert S. Rippy.

The Allegiant Vacations division of the company offers low-cost packages with 58 of Orlando and Daytona Beach's most exciting hotel properties.  Low-cost packages are available to include hotel, car, and amusement park tickets for additional savings.

Reservations may be made through the company's website, here, the airline's Reservations Center at 702-505-8888 or professional travel agents.