Allegiant Air to Offer More FlightsBy: Lindsay McCane - August 20, 2013
Allegiant Air has announced that they will be adding 18 new routes to their list of flights this year.
“We are pleased to bring more convenient, low-cost vacation options to more communities,” Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said. “Allegiant is dedicated to making vacations more affordable for more people, offering our customers the lowest possible base fare and nonstop service to the most popular vacation destinations.”
According to allegiantair.com, “Allegiant was founded in 1997 and is certificated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as a “Scheduled Air Carrier” with authority to fly scheduled and charter airline operations throughout the U.S. The Company also has authority for charter service to Canada and Mexico.”
Some of the new cities that will now be served by Allegiant are,Orlando, Florida, Charlottesville, Virginia, Clarksburg West Virginia, Concord, North Carolina, Syracuse, New York and Manhattan, Kansas. These cities will bring Allegiant’s total to 99 airports throughout the United States. This total is two more that Southwest Airlines, who is the largest domestic carrier. However, Southwest has daily flights, while Allegiant usually only flies twice a week to most of it’s locations. This past year, 7 million passengers boarded flights with Allegiant.
“We are proud to be the hometown airline of nearly 100 communities across the U.S.,” said Levy. “We look forward to providing more travelers with great travel deals to more places as we grow our fleet and our network, and continue to expand our other product offerings – hotels, cars and attractions.”
To celebrate the new routes, Allegiant is offering a $99 roundtrip promotional fare. This promotion will be available for three days and will need to be purchased by August 22. Reservations can be made at www.allegiantair.com or by calling (702) 505-8888.
Jude Bricker, Senior Vice President of Planning says: “We think our low fares and special package rates on hotels and rental cars will appeal to travelers looking to spend less on their vacations.”