Jacksonville bound? Come June, Allegiant will let you get there cheaper

(Courtesy of Allegiant Air)

NORFOLK — Your next trip to Jacksonville just got a lot shorter — and cheaper.

Allegiant Air announced Tuesday it is adding Jacksonville International Airport as its newest nonstop destination from the Norfolk International Airport.

Jacksonville is the airline’s fourth Florida destination with nonstop flights from Norfolk. The airline already provides nonstop service to the Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa areas.

“Allegiant is excited to offer Norfolk travelers their only ultra-low-cost, nonstop option to visit Jacksonville,” Allegiant Senior Vice President of Commercial Lukas Johnson wrote in a news release. “The Norfolk community has been very supportive of us since we first began flying here last year, and we’re pleased to be able to provide them with convenient, friendly service to enjoy all this sunny destination has to offer.”

Although flights are on sale, the seasonal service will not take off from the runway until June 14. One-way fares can be purchased for as little as $49, according to an Allegiant news release.

Those who want to travel to Jacksonville by Aug. 13 must buy their tickets online by April 4.

“The addition of nonstop service from Norfolk to Jacksonville by Allegiant will be welcoming news for many travelers. The natural military ties between our two communities, as well as a Florida vacation destination makes this news very exciting,” Norfolk Airport Authority Executive Director Robert Bowen wrote in a news release.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.