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In case you missed it, Allegiant Airlines began a new non-stop service from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport on Friday, May 28.  Below is a press release from the airline with more information on the new route and introductory low fares.


CONCORD, N.C. May 28, 2021 - Allegiant today begins new service from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (USA) to Sarasota, Fla. via Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $45.*

“We are excited to offer Concord residents Allegiant’s brand of convenient, nonstop service to two new cities as they begin to return to the skies to reconnect with family and friends,” said Drew Wells, senior vice president of revenue and planning. “And as vacation travel re-emerges, locals from Sarasota will love having an affordable option to bring them to all the historic sites, cultural and outdoor events and attractions that North Carolina has to offer – without the hassle of connections or layovers.”

The new route will operate twice weekly. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at

“We are excited to continue adding low cost, nonstop flights to Florida with Allegiant,” said Concord-Padgett Regional Airport Aviation Director Dirk Vanderleest. “Florida’s Gulf Coast is a favorite among our travelers, and our newest destination comes just in time for families looking to book their summer vacation and enjoy the renowned white sand beaches of the Sarasota-Bradenton area. Likewise, we look forward to welcoming new visitors to Concord to experience the high-octane excitement of our first-class motorsports, or the relaxation of our historic downtown with its many art galleries, shops, and restaurants.”

Allegiant offers a unique option to Charlotte-area travelers with low base fares and savings on rental cars and hotels. Travelers can book their entire vacation with Allegiant for less.

*About the introductory one-way fares:

Seats and dates are limited and fares are not available on all flights. Flights must be purchased by May 30, 2021, for travel by Aug. 16, 2021. Price displayed includes taxes, carrier charges & government fees. Fare rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Optional baggage charges and additional restrictions may apply. For more details, optional services and baggage fees, please visit

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