Allegiant Air adding nonstop Florida flights from Rochester starting in October

Associated Press

Nevada-based Allegiant Air says it will start non-stop service from Rochester to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this fall.

The discount air carrier owned by Allegiant Travel Co. and Monroe County officials announced the new service Tuesday at Rochester International Airport.

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Starting Oct. 9, Allegiant will offer nonstop, low-fare flights twice a week from Rochester to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Allegiant also offers service to Florida from upstate New York airports in Buffalo, Syracuse, Newburgh and the Elmira area.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant announced last month that it planned to add 11 new routes over the coming weeks.