HEBRON — Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air said Thursday that it was creating a base of operations at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, but Blue Grass Airport in Lexington should see no changes in service.
The company plans to station as many as three 156-seat Airbus 319 aircraft at the airport. It also will employ more than 90 flight crew members and airport personnel locally.
The airline also is adding five weekly flights to its fall and winter schedule to some of its most popular destinations from the Northern Kentucky airport.
Allegiant also serves Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. It began in late 2008 with nonstop flights to Orlando-Sanford International Airport and Tampa Bay, and it later added Orlando and three other destinations.
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In 2014, Allegiant made up 20 percent of Blue Grass Airport's market share.
Airport spokeswoman Amy Caudill said in an email that the Blue Grass's relationship with Allegiant should continue unchanged.
"We had a conversation with Allegiant," she said, and the airline assured airport officials that Allegiant flights should continue normally.
Cincinnati is the fastest-growing market in Allegiant's history, the company said. Allegiant began flights out of CVG in February 2014 with four weekly flights.