LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Travelers, pack your bags! The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport announced its newest nonstop flight to Charleston, starting Friday, May 22.

The announcement marks SDF's 33rd nonstop destination. The flights through Allegiant will be offered on Mondays and Fridays, with tickets on sale at AllegiantAir.com.

"Allegiant’s continued investment at SDF with their 11th destination being Charleston, speaks to the community’s strong desire for additional leisure travel options," Dan Mann, the executive director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, said.

In April, the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport began offering nonstop flights to Los Angeles. Other featured nonstop destinations include Atlanta, Houston and Las Vegas.

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Officials with the airport teased the announcement on Facebook Jan. 13. Hopeful travelers commented on the airport's Facebook post with their guesses for the new flight. Popular suggestions included Seattle, Sacramento and Boston.

On Monday, the airport announced the opening of a new express shuttle parking lot. The new lot offers 974 parking spaces on airport property and is available for long-term parking use. 

The new lot is part of a 20-year master improvement plan that was unveiled in December 2019. The plan is expected to cost around $400 million and also includes a new facade and mechanical improvements.

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