As Allegiant Air began serving Lafayette in Louisiana from ‘Sin City’, Elvis and Allegiant’s showgirl posed with Kelly Strenge, public relations manager Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission, and Paul Guilbeau, chairman Lafayette Airport Commission.
- Allegiant Air has added two new airports to its US network this week. Lafayette (LFT) in Louisiana is now connected twice-weekly to Las Vegas, NV (LAS), while Saginaw (MBS) in Michigan now offers twice-weekly flights to Orlando Sanford, FL (SFB). Both of these new airports are classic ‘commuter’ airports whose main services are to hubs, operated with 50-seat aircraft. Lafayette has multiple daily flights to Atlanta (Delta), Dallas/Fort Worth (American) and Houston (Continental), while Saginaw has hub-feeding flights to Detroit and Minneapolis/St Paul (both with Delta) and Chicago O’Hare (United). Commenting on the Saginaw route announcement back in mid-August, Andrew Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President, said: “We’re pleased to bring an affordable and convenient travel option to Saginaw. We are confident the Saginaw community and the entire Tri-Cities region of Michigan will appreciate flying nonstop to Orlando and take advantage of the great deals we offer on hotels, car rentals and theme park tickets.” Lafayette Airport Commission Chairman Paul Guilbeau added: “Las Vegas has consistently been one of the top destinations for our airport’s travellers. Our Director of Aviation, Greg Roberts, targeted what we believe to be the best carrier to bring Las Vegas service to Lafayette Regional Airport and made the case for our community. Our airport commission and airport employees are excited that Allegiant has decided to expand nonstop service to Lafayette. We look forward to seeing how well people who fly from Lafayette will respond and we thank Allegiant for bringing service to Acadiana.”