Allegiant adds more low-frequency leisure routes to Arizona and Florida; will add 16 seats to all 150-seat MD80s
In the last few days Allegiant Air has announced plans to introduce a further seven new routes, all starting in November and all served with just two weekly flights. All of the routes are either to Florida or Arizona, which are leisure destinations, especially during winter for frustrated golfers.
|12 November||Bozeman, MT (BZN)||Phoenix/Mesa, AZ (AZA)|
|12 November||Idaho Falls, ID (IDA)||Phoenix/Mesa, AZ (AZA)|
|17 November||Youngstown, OH (YNG)||St Petersburg/Clearwater, FL (PIE)|
|18 November||Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)||Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)|
|18 November||Lexington, KY (LEX)||Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)|
|18 November||Greensboro, NC (GSO)||Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)|
|19 November||Elmira/Corning, NY (ELM)||Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)|
|Source: Allegiant Air|
The airline recently announced that it would be adding a further 16 seats to its MD80s taking seating capacity from 150 to 166. The aim is to have all 50-plus aircraft reconfigured by the end of 2012. The move will require the addition of a fourth cabin attendant on all flights.
In August Allegiant Air transported 517,680 passengers on scheduled services, up 22.8% on the previous year. Load factor was down slightly at a still impressive 89.9% while the average sector length was 895 miles (1432 kilometres).
Latest news: Allegiant will be launching services from Bakersfield in California to Las Vegas starting 17 November. The route will operate three-times weekly. Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport (BFL) currently offers hub-feeding scheduled services to Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco with United, and to Phoenix with US Airways.