Allegiant Air’s Florida frenzy

grand rapids airport in michigan allegiant airs from punta corda in florida cake

Grand Rapids Airport in Michigan celebrated the arrival of Allegiant Air’s inaugural flight from Punta Corda in Florida with this very impressive cake. Services on the 1,801-kilometre link will operate twice-weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays according to OAG Schedules Analyser data.

allegiant air passengers from san antonio spirit of las vegas

Dressed and ready for Vegas baby!! Allegiant Air passengers from San Antonio were certainly getting into the spirit of Las Vegas on 6 November when the new city pair launched. The ULCC also started flights from the Texan airport to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando Sanford this week.

allegiant airs manager of airports daniel meier aklahoma city

Allegiant Air’s Manager of Airports Daniel Meier (holding the mini Las Vegas sign) was on hand in Oklahoma City to welcome the inaugural passengers on the twice-weekly service to Las Vegas. This route is one of only two from the 11 launched this week that faces direct competition – in this instance, Southwest Airlines’ double-daily operation.

Let it be me, Let it be me. At the Allegiant Air Akron/Canton to Punta Gorda gate party on 6 November, potential passengers entered a “Pack Your Bags” contest to win tickets to Florida that day. “We had so much fun…and our winners, Rebecca and Lauren, had an awesome time in Punta Gorda,” said Emily Greig Communications Coordinator from the Ohioan airport. Passengers also enjoyed sunshine and flip-flop shaped cookies.

Pittsburgh Airport officials celebrated the launch of its Orlando Sanford service from Allegiant Air on 5 November an inaugural flight gate party. Music by Ray Ryan’s Riverside Band and refreshments were provided, and passengers had a chance to spin a prize wheel before heading off to Florida. Orlando Sanford makes Allegiant’s fifth non-stop destination served from Pittsburgh.

  • Allegiant Air, the US ULCC, has used the last seven days to start 11 new routes from five of its bases – including nine from airports in Florida. The average sector length of these routes is 1,723 kilometres – with the longest route being the 2,057-kilometre Orlando Sanford (SFB) to Grand Island (GRI) airport pair, while the shortest was the 1,555-kilometre link from Punta Gorda (PGD) to Akron/Canton (CAK). Unsurprisingly, all of the 11 new services started with the Allegiant standard start-up frequency for this type of route – twice-weekly. See how this route’s FTWA gets on in Arch of Triumph competition.
Launch Date From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
5 Nov Fort Lauderdale (FLL) San Antonio (SAT) MD80 (2)
Las Vegas (LAS) Oklahoma City (OKC) Southwest Airlines (14)
6 Nov San Antonio (SAT) Southwest Airlines (24)
7 Nov Orlando Sanford (SFB) Grand Island (GRI)
5 Nov Omaha (OMA)
Pittsburgh (PIT)
San Antonio (SAT)
6 Nov Punta Gorda (PGD) Akron/Canton (CAK)
4 Nov Grand Rapids (GRR)
6 Nov St. Pete-Clearwater (PIE) Appleton (ATW)
Scranton (AVP)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 10 November.

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