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New nonstop flights from JAX begin this week

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Allegiant Air will begin three new nonstop routes from Jacksonville International Airport this week.

Allegiant will begin service from JAX to New Orleans on Thursday. The first departure to New Orleans will be at 10:46 a.m.

Then on Friday the airline will begin direct flights from JAX to Richmond, Virginia, and from JAX to Memphis, Tennessee. The first flight to Richmond will be at 11:48 a.m., and the first flight to Memphis will be at 1:18 p.m.

Water cannon salutes will help celebrate each of the first departing flights.

For more on flights from JAX, visit the airport's website.