- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Allegiant Airlines says it will start flying out of Louisville International Airport in May.

The Courier-Journal (https://cjky.it/2idX4Nf ) reports that the Las Vegas-based carrier will offer nonstop service from Louisville to five Florida locations and seasonal nonstop flights to Hilton Head International in Georgia.

The Florida airports include Orlando-Sanford International, Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, St. Pete-Clearwater, and Punta Gorda.

Allegiant Airlines officials announced 17 new routes and a new base of operations on Tuesday, in addition to the new service to Louisville.

Allegiant already offers flights out of nearby Blue Grass Airport in Lexington and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Louisville International Airport currently houses five airlines - American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, OneJet, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.

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