Cutting the ribbon for Allegiant Air’s inaugural flight to Phoenix-Mesa, AZ, were Casper Airport’s Board of Trustee members Bill Sullivan, Kermit Wille, and Tim Monroe; along with County Commissioner, Terry Wingerter; and the airport’s Manager, Glenn Januska.
Members of the Las Vegas Airport’s fire and rescue service were on hand to douse Allegiant Air’s maiden arrival from Plattsburgh, NY, as it pulled into the gate.
- Allegiant Air inaugurated two new low-frequency routes over the Christmas period. On 20 December, the carrier commenced services on the route from Las Vegas, NV (LAS) to Plattsburgh, NY (PBG), which at just over 3,600-kilometres is Allegiant Air’s longest overland routing. Given Plattsburgh’s close proximity to greater Montreal, the Las Vegas-based carrier hopes to tap into a potentially strong market of Canadian travelers, who’ll cross the Canadian border by car and then fly to Nevada as domestic passengers. On the same day, the airline also commenced flights from Phoenix-Mesa, AZ (AZA) to Casper, WY (CPR). Glenn Januska, Casper Airport’s Manager, said: “We know that the community, county, and the entire central Wyoming region will support this service to a top vacation destination.” Allegiant Air already offers twice-weekly flights from Casper to Las Vegas. While both new routes are offered with twice-weekly frequencies, flights to Plattsburg will be operated using 757s and to Casper – MD80s.