Ford airport adds destination

Ford airport adds destination

Las Vegas-based Allegiant, founded in 1997, markets “low-low fares” with the slogan, “Travel is our deal.” Photo via

Gerald R. Ford International Airport announced this morning that one of its low-cost carriers is re-introducing non-stop service to a U.S. destination on a seasonal basis.

Beginning on Dec. 16, Allegiant Air will begin offering service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.

It will offer the twice-weekly seasonal flights through April 2016.

Allegiant’s seasonal service will be the only non-stop flights from Grand Rapids to Fort Lauderdale.

“We’re pleased to bring back seasonal service to Fort Lauderdale and re-open a popular destination for Michigan travelers,” said Jude Bricker, SVP of planning, Allegiant Travel Company.

Bricker said strong demand for the service led to Allegiant’s decision to reinstate the popular route.

Allegiant routes

Allegiant also offers service from Ford airport to two other Florida destinations, Orlando-Sanford and Tampa/St. Petersburg-Clearwater, as well as Las Vegas and Phoenix-Mesa.

Promotional rates

To celebrate its resumption of service to Fort Lauderdale, Allegiant said it’s offering fares “as low as $99" one way.

The company said Grand Rapids travelers can also use the promo code FLL100 "for a limited time" for $100 off a Fort Lauderdale air and hotel package.

Allegiant partners with more than 20 of Fort Lauderdale’s hotel properties, provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car and offers deals on local activities.


Las Vegas-based Allegiant, founded in 1997, has grown from one plane and one route to offering access to low-cost flights in more than 100 cities nationwide, more than any other domestic low-cost carrier.

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