Carrier will offer introductory fare of $39 one-way to Nashville and special November 10 football flight
(October 16, 2011) – SeaPort Airlines today announced that it will launch new service between Athens, Georgia (Athens-Ben Epps Airport) and Nashville, Tennessee (Nashville International Airport) beginning November 1, 2012. The carrier was recently awarded the Essential Air Service contract to provide service to Athens-Ben Epps Airport.
The new service will include two daily nonstop roundtrip flights between Athens and Nashville Monday through Friday, one nonstop roundtrip flight on Saturday, and one nonstop roundtrip flight on Sunday. As illustrated below, the flight schedule will allow travelers from Athens to complete a full day of business in Nashville and return home the same evening, eliminating the expense of a hotel overnight and time away from family and the office. Nashville travelers will be afforded the same opportunity to conduct same-day trips to Athens.
ATHENS TO NASHVILLE
Flight Leave Arrive Frequency
K5 2710 7:00am 7:40am ExSun
K5 2712 3:45pm 4:25pm ExSat
NASHVILLE TO ATHENS
Flight Leave Arrive Frequency
K5 2711 9:00am 11:35am ExSun
K5 2777 10:45am 1:20pm SunOnly
K5 2714 5:30pm 8:05pm ExSatSun
Passengers will also be able to purchase connecting flights on SeaPort Airlines via Nashville to Jackson and Memphis, Tennessee. Six other airlines at Nashville offer connecting opportunities to destinations across the U.S. on an average of 179 daily departures. SeaPort passengers departing Nashville will check-in at the American Eagle ticket counter in the main terminal.
A $39 introductory fare for every seat (each direction) on every regularly scheduled flight will be offered for the month of November for flights between Athens and Nashville. Passengers can book reservations on www.SeaPortAirlines.com or by calling 888-573-2767.
To introduce itself the community, SeaPort also announced it will operate a “Fan Flight” on Saturday, November 10, from Athens to Auburn, Alabama (Auburn University Airport) for those holding tickets to the University of Georgia v. Auburn University football game. SeaPort has offered similar flights at other towns and the reception has been strong, particularly when passengers compare the cost of gas and parking, as well as the hassle of driving to and from the game. All seats for this special flight will be available for $139 each way. Seats are limited for this special flight, so Dawg fans will want to book quickly at www.SeaPortAirlines.com.
“We’re pleased to add Athens to our growing route system in the Mid-South,” said Rob McKinney, President of SeaPort Airlines. “We think travelers will find that connections in Nashville are tremendously convenient compared to the hassle of connecting at, or driving to, Atlanta.”
“We are pleased that the DOT has chosen SeaPort Airlines to provide service to Athens,” said Tim Beggerly, Athens Airport Manager. “SeaPort Airlines has built their reputation on great customer service and convenient connections. Whether it’s for a weekend at the music city or making a connecting flight to over 150 cities nationwide, we invite everyone to give them a try on your next trip.”
Customers traveling to and from Athens will enjoy SeaPort’s reliable and customer-friendly service. To celebrate the new service, SeaPort will be launching contests via select social media channels with chances to win free round trip tickets.
About SeaPort Airlines
Portland, Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines, Inc. operates daily scheduled flights in Arkansas, Alaska, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. Reservations can be made by calling 888-573-2767, at www.SeaPortAirlines.com, or through all major GDSs. Follow SeaPort on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and via their blog the SeaPort RePort.
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Additional information if you’re interested in the Athens-Auburn flight November 10th:
K5 2998 Lv AHN 0930 Arr AUO 0940
K5 2999 Lv AUO 1700 Arr AHN 1910
There will only be 7 seats available for sale on this flight. All seats will be priced at $139 each way, $278 roundtrip.
It is important to note that we are not providing ground transportation, however customers can arrange travel with the following info on their own:
Enterprise Rent-a-Car 334-826-0227
Thrifty Car Rental 706-884-0200
U-Save Car & Truck Rental 334-821-8728
Eagle Town Taxi 334-524-9164
Fast Service Cabs 334-705-0333
Tiger Taxi 334-444-4444
Twin City Taxi 334-246-0416
Yellow Cab 334-887-9356
Auburn Limousine 334-444-6522
Touch of Class 888-546-6330
Special game day requirements: http://www.auoairport.com/gameday.html