Sources: Allegiant Air Likely Choice for New Knoxville Airline

Knoxville (WVLT) - There's a new airline coming to McGhee Tyson Airport.

The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority will announce the new service Wednesday.

Several sources confirm to Volunteer TV that the airport has been negotiating with low cost vacation airline Allegiant Air for several weeks, though they caution that no agreement has been signed.

Allegiant offers service from several small and medium markets to Orlando, Las Vegas and they just announced St. Petersburg, Florida last week.

Sources have said as recently as last week, that direct Knoxville to St. Petersburg service was a distinct possibility.

We will have more on this story as it develops.