11 June New Route Starts Service from Jacksonville International Airport June 11, 2018 By Laura Pavlus Expansions and Relocations Jacksonville International Airport, Airport, Travel, flights 0 Jacksonville Business Journal - by Will Robinson - June 8, 2018 - read article here New Routes Start Service from Jacksonville International Airport Allegiant began flights to Louisville, Kentucky Friday and will begin flights to Norfolk Virginia June 14 with introductory rates as low as $54 one way. With the new routes, announced in April, Allegiant (Nasdaq: ALGT) will offer flights to eight destinations from Jacksonville. The two seasonal routes are expected to draw 6,000 visitors to the area each year. “We’re excited to grow again in Jacksonville with two new flights to Louisville and Norfolk,” Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue, said in a statement. “There is great demand for travel between these two cities and Jacksonville, and we know travelers will love having nonstop, affordable service to explore Florida’s east coast.” Jacksonville International Airport has added a slew of new destinations in recent months. Frontier Airlines announced two new routes in February, six new Frontier routes in May and another route shortly thereafter. Southwest Airlines also expanded its service from Jacksonville in September. “This year Jacksonville International Airport has experienced more enplanements in the first five months of the year than in any similar period over the last eight years and we are proud to have Allegiant as an integral part of this growth,” Michael Stewart, JIA director of external affairs, said in a statement. “We strongly encourage the northeast Florida community to support all of Allegiant’s nonstop service.” About 1.7 million passengers have traveled through JIA in the first seven months of its fiscal year. Related Jacksonville's Office Market Benefited from a Strengthening Economy as Job Creation Continued "With a growing population and a strengthening economy, both national and local businesses look to Jacksonville as a top-tier market for operations," said Colliers, which represented Gramercy Woods in the Aetna transaction. Companies Continue to See the Cost Savings and Advantages of Moving Jobs to Jacksonville “We can have a hard time attracting people to New England because of the cost of living, tax rates and weather,” he said. “But Jacksonville is very attractive for all three. It has a good labor pool, and we want to hire professional people and pay good wages.” Jacksonville Competing in the Top of the Pack for Small Business Jacksonville placed 30th out of more than 100 major metropolitan areas in an American City Business Journals study of small business vitality across America. Entrepreneur with Clay County Ties Forms Deal with Visit Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE – A former Fleming Island entrepreneur has formed a new partnership with Jacksonville’s tourism agency. Zachary Schwartz’s mobile app intoGo is now the official app for Visit Jacksonville, the agency that helps welcome more than 20 million visitors each year to Jacksonville and the region. Jacksonville's Tech Coast Conference Planted a Stake in the Ground While organizers of the Tech Coast Conference were thrilled that about 800 people attended the event Aug. 17 in Jacksonville, they’re assessing the real impact the conference had on the local technology industry beyond the numbers and say it’s basically planted a stake in the ground. An Airport for Northern Clay County - Talks Again in the Works GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Thirty years after first talking about the idea, county officials are getting more serious about the idea of a county airport in northern Clay County. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.