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Allegiant Air is offering flights from Richmond to Sarasota— but book quickly to get this deal

(Courtesy photo/Allegiant Air)
(WYDaily/Courtesy Allegiant Air)

If you’re looking to visit Florida’s west coast on a budget, you may be in luck next year.

Starting April 4, Allegiant Air is offering one-way flights from Richmond International Airport to the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), according to a news release Tuesday from Richmond International Airport.

The tickets start at $65. Seats and dates are limited for the introductory one-way fares, and flights must be purchased before Nov. 14 for travel prior to Aug. 13, 2019, according to Allegiant.

“We’re thrilled to be adding a new destination for Richmond-area travelers,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. “We’re sure that everyone will enjoy getting away to beautiful Sarasota on these convenient, nonstop, ultra-low-cost flights.”

The nonstop flights will run twice weekly.

The Sarasota-Bradenton route is the fourth direct flight offered by Allegiant out of the Richmond International Airport. The others travel to Nashville, Tennessee, as well as Orlando and Tampa Bay.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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