Seen cutting the ribbon in Austin, opening Allegiant Air’s new service to Indianapolis, are: Lee Lancaster, Director, Business Development, South Terminal; Sarah Beaver, Operations Director, South Terminal; Leroy Hargrove, Supervisor, Airport Operations, Austin Airport; Jamy Kazanoff, Assistant Director, Austin Airport; Tina Cannon, Senior Director of Local Government Relations, Austin Chamber of Commerce; and Tom Noonan, President and CEO, Visit Austin.
Belleville Airport celebrated the start of Allegiant Air flights to Fort Lauderdale on 17 May by holding a beach-themed party in the terminal, which even included a tiki bar. The carrier will offer twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) flights on the 1,654-kilometre sector, with the route scheduled to operate on A320s.
- Allegiant Air has begun flights on three unique routes this week, starting on 17 May with flights between Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Belleville (BLV) in Illinois. The 1,654-kilometre route will be served by the carrier twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays). On 19 May, a second route to Fort Lauderdale was also launched, with Allegiant Air connecting the Floridian airport with Louisville (SDF) in Kentucky. The 1,422-kilometre city pairing will also be served twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays). The third and final route to launch this week was a 1,479-kilometre sector between Austin (AUS) and Indianapolis (IND). “Now the race fans of the Indy 500 can easily come to our Grand Prix at the Circuit of America or see a concert there and enjoy the live music capital of the world,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director of Austin Airport. “We welcome Allegiant Air’s growth at Austin’s Airport.” Also operating twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays), the city pairing between the racing centres of the US is scheduled to operate on Allegiant Air’s fleet of MD-83s. Both routes involving Fort Lauderdale will be operated on the carrier’s fleet of A320s according to OAG schedules.