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Cincinnati airport adds nonstop service to Florida

Allegiant Air marketing director Brian Davis speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky. Las Vegas based Allegiant will start service from CVG to Florida in Feb., 2014. The carrier says it will provide service on a 166-seat MD-82 jet two days a week from the Cincinnati airport to Orlando on Wednesday and Saturday and two-day-a-week service to Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda on Monday and Friday. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

HEBRON, Ky. (AP) -- Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air will start nonstop service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to two Florida locations in February.

Officials with the leisure-focused passenger airline made the announcement Tuesday at the airport in Hebron, Ky., across the river from Cincinnati.

Officials say nonstop service to Orlando Sanford Airport will begin Feb. 12. Nonstop service to Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda Airport will begin Feb. 14.

The carrier says it will provide service on a 166-seat jet two days a week from the Cincinnati airport to Orlando, on Wednesday and Saturday. It will offer two-day-a-week service to Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda on Monday and Friday.

The Cincinnati airport's chief executive officer says Orlando and southwest Florida have been popular destinations for area passengers.

The airline is a unit of Allegiant Travel Co.