SD-Monterey flights to start

Allegiant Airlines will begin nonstop service between San Diego and Monterey on May 3, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority announced Tuesday.

The discount airline will operate three times weekly between San Diego International Airport and Monterey Peninsula Airport, according to the Airport Authority.

Flights will leave San Diego on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:20 a.m., arriving in Monterey at 12:40 p.m. Flights will depart Monterey on the same days at 9:20 a.m., arriving in San Diego at 10:40 a.m.

Service will be on a 150-seat, MD-80 aircraft.