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Salisbury Airport Moving Forward After Allegiant Announcement

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SALISBURY, Md. - After Allegiant Air said it would stop its service in Salisbury, the airport is speaking about what's the next step.

The airport manager said that the airline spoke with him Friday afternoon about their decision to move forward after only nine months.

"The problem was they just weren't able to capture the volume of passengers on two round-trip flights-a-day," said Bob Bryant, Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport manager.    

In October, Allegiant Airlines filled 88 percent of seats on their planes.  This time last year, it was at 90 percent.  Just this Sunday in Salisbury, an Allegiant flight had 62 percent occupation.    

But the airport is moving forward with an airline headhunter,Sixel Aviation Consultant, who's now looking to find a second airline.

"We'll play the game just like all these other airports are doing in trying to romance additional airline service while at the same time not forgetting US Airways."    

Allegiant last day of service is January 5th.  If you booked a flight after that date, the airline said they will contact you directly for a full refund.

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