New Non-Stop Service From Elmira To Tampa
Allegiant Airlines announced that it is adding nonstop service from Elmira to the Tampa Bay area Tuesday afternoon. The new flights begin on November 1st, and will operate Fridays and Mondays.
Allegiant Airlines has been flying from Elmira to Orlando since 2008. The Elmira-Corning Regional Airport recently lengthened a runway by 400 ft. to allows for more direct flights. Airport Manager, Ann Crook says, "They were actually looking at bringing this service to either the Elmira-Corning airport or the Binghamton airport. And what they said to me is, we chose Elmira-Corning because you have a longer runway. County Exec.Tom Santulli says, "What we have done here with this airport, we have people coming from distances, 2 hours away to use this facility, that's why it's a regional airport."