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In case you missed it, Allegiant Airlines began a new non-stop service from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport to Melbourne-Orlando International Airport on Thursday, November 18, 2021.  Prior to depature, Mayor Dusch, Council Members Brian King and Ella Mae Small, City Manager Lloyd Payne, Assistant City Managers Josh Smith and Pam Hinson, joined Aviation Director Dirk Vanderleest, airport staff, passengers, and the flight crew for an official ribbon cutting and gate celebration. 


Below is a press release from the airline with more information on the new route and introductory low fares.


CONCORD, NC - Allegiant today begins a new nonstop route to Melbourne, Fla. via Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (USA). To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $33.* 

“Melbourne provides a variety of attractions and activities to cater to any traveler’s itinerary and we’re excited to provide Concord residents with convenient, low-cost flights to get there,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant’s senior vice president of revenue and planning. “We think vacationers will enjoy our brand of air travel: nonstop flights without the hassle of layovers or connections.”

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

“Concord is one of the region’s fastest growing cities and we are excited that Allegiant continues to grow along with us,” said Dirk Vanderleest, Aviation Director, Concord-Padgett Regional Airport. “With this new nonstop service to Melbourne Orlando International Airport, Allegiant will now serve nine destinations from Concord-Padgett Regional Airport. We look forward to welcoming new visitors to Concord and we are thrilled to expand the choices for low fare travel available to our community.”

Allegiant offers a unique option to Concord-area travelers with low base airfare 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 Nov. 20, 2021 for travel by Feb. 27, 2022. 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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Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is an integrated travel company with an airline at its heart, focused on connecting customers with the people, places and experiences that matter most. Since 1999, Allegiant Air has linked travelers in small-to-medium cities to world-class vacation destinations with all-nonstop flights and industry-low average fares. Today, Allegiant's all-Airbus fleet serves communities across the nation, with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. For more information, visit us at