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Allegiant Airlines today announced it will expand service to St. Petersburg/Tampa, from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

This year, as the airline celebrates its 10th anniversary at ROA with air service to St. Petersburg, it will increase service from seasonal to year round with two flights per week on McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft throughout August and September.

Allegiant Airlines serves the region with popular nonstop service to Orlando and St. Petersburg/Tampa at a reasonable price.  “Passengers in the Roanoke and New River valleys and beyond support Allegiant by flying these routes and, as a result, the airline is now offering additional service,” said Tim Bradshaw, AAE, Executive Director of the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission. “This is an example of how the community supporting the airport can make a difference, resulting  in additional service.”

The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is the primary air carrier airport for Virginia’s Blue Ridge. ROA moves nearly 600,000 passengers per year via four airlines with nonstop service to eight hub cities. To learn more, please visit