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Allegiant airlines to launch new Orlando/SJ route in Dec.

Las Vegas-based, low-cost carrier Allegiant will launch service to San Juan in December. Las Vegas-based, low-cost carrier Allegiant will launch service to San Juan in December.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant airlines announced Thursday the start of nonstop service between Orlando Sanford airport and Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport starting Dec. 14, with four weekly flights.

“We’re very excited to add several new routes and two new cities to the Allegiant route map today,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant vice president of network and pricing. “We know folks across the country will get into the traveling spirit with these ultra-low cost, nonstop options.”

The low-cost carrier will debut the new service between Orlando and San Juan offering fares starting at $69 one-way.

“It’s going to be our first scheduled service to the Caribbean,” Johnson told USA Today. “We’re very excited about it, and it’s coming from our largest base on the East Coast.”

The executive also told USA Today that launching service from Orlando Sanford Airport, which is about 30 minutes northeast of central Orlando, makes sense because most of the flights between Central Florida and San Juan are out of Orlando International.

“But there’s no service out east toward Sanford where we’re based. It makes a lot of sense to do that,” he told the newspaper.

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Business reporter with 25 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other areas of the economy.

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