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WHAT: Allegiant Announcement
WHEN: January 31, 2014
WHERE: Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO)
Today Allegiant Airlines made an announcement to discontinue the current service between Charlottesville and Orlando-Sanford on February 23rd. The CHO team regrets that an airline has ended service to one of our markets, especially one that has been as well received as the direct flight to central Florida. Low-cost carriers are often structured differently than our legacy carriers (American Airlines, US Airways, Delta Air Lines and United) and a lot of their difficult operational decisions have to be made as to where and when an aircraft serves. We are appreciative that Allegiant Airlines began the service and we had the opportunity to send several thousand passengers on direct flights to and from the Orlando area. But we are also disappointed that we will be unable to do the same during our busy spring break season, as well as for our summer travelers. We would like to express our extreme gratitude to those travelers in Central Virginia that embraced this new market at CHO.
We will continue to focus on developing future air service to underserved, high demand markets such as Central and Southern Florida while strengthening our current services to Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Charlotte and Washington D.C (Dulles). The addition of a second option for our New York travelers (American Airlines to begin LGA service on April 1) demonstrates the strength and support that CHO receives from our community.
About Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport is a non-hub commercial airport with four major airlines serving Central Virginia with direct service to six major destinations and multiple one-stop flights worldwide. For more information and the latest travel news, visit gocho.com.