On 14 December Allegiant Air commenced its first flights to Denver from Montrose. The 314-kilometre link will be served by the ULCC twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) for the winter season. Seen speaking at the inaugural flight ceremony was Laura Jackson, VP Air Service Development, Denver International Airport. The first passengers were treated at the gate to sweet treats and a pin badge to commemorate the new link.
Austin-Bergstrom celebrated the start of Allegiant Air’s new connection from Pittsburgh with a ribbon cutting ceremony and cake on 16 December. Helping to cut the ribbon, heralding the opening of the airline’s new 1,946-kilometre link to Pittsburgh, are Jamy Kazanoff, Assistant Director, Austin-Bergstrom Airport and Courtney Goff, Public Relations Specialist, Allegiant Air.
All passengers on Allegiant Air’s first flight between Orlando Sanford and San Juan were given certificates to confirm their place in history for being on-board the airline’s inaugural service on the 1,926-kilometre airport pair. The ULCC, starting 14 December, will link the two airports with four weekly flights.
Pittsburgh celebrated the start of Allegiant Air’s new route to San Juan with a ribbon cutting. The 2,800-kilometre link will be flown weekly (Saturdays) facing no direct competition. The airline also launched flights from the Pennsylvanian airport to Austin-Bergstrom on 16 December.
- Allegiant Air this week introduced five new routes to its network, including the addition of two new airports – Denver (DEN) and San Juan (SJU). The former airport will be linked for the winter season to Montrose (MTJ) with a twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) connection. “We are excited to welcome Allegiant Air as the newest airline to Denver International Airport, providing passengers another ultra-low-cost carrier choice to Montrose – a regional destination,” said Kim Day, CEO of Denver Airport. “We’re very excited to begin service at Denver with these non-stop flights to Montrose, just a short ride from Telluride,” said Jude Bricker, COO of Allegiant Air. “We know that these low-cost, non-stop flights to this popular ski destination will be a hit with local Denver travellers who want to get to the slopes this winter.” The link is already served by United Airlines with 26 weekly flights. Allegiant Air will link San Juan with Orlando Sanford (SFB), Pittsburgh (PIT) and Cincinnati (CVG), with neither route facing direct competition. Finally the airline also this week connected Pittsburgh with Austin-Bergstrom (AUS), a city pair it will offer twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays).
||United Airlines (26)
|Orlando Sanford (SFB)
||San Juan (SJU)
||San Juan (SJU)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data w/c 20 December 2016. WF = weekly frequency.