Allegiant reveals 34 routes – with 82% unserved

Allegiant reveals 34 routes – with 82% unserved

Allegiant will have direct competition on six of its 34 new routes. And it has served only two of the 34 previously: Oakland to Bozeman until 2013, and Bangor to Fort Lauderdale until 2012.

Allegiant will add 34 routes this summer, with the first – from Portland (OR) to both Billings and Missoula – taking off on 7 May.

28 of these routes are unserved.  Of those that are served, Los Angeles to both Indianapolis and Omaha no longer have Southwest and were not backfilled, so the gap that Allegiant saw.

Read more: Orange County and Spokane new airports for Allegiant.

All but one of the 34 routes will be twice-weekly for a total of 70-weekly.  The exception is San Diego to Phoenix Mesa – also the shortest route in this announcement – with double the flights.

13 routes are over 1,000 miles, with Portland – Grand Rapids top at 1,833 miles.  This will be Allegiant’s third-longest route network-wide this year.  Indeed, the average of these 34 routes is 932 miles, some 10% longer than its system average (850).

The multiple routes involving big cities (at least at one end) is interesting, with this a growing trend for Allegiant. San Diego gets five routes, while Los Angeles, Nashville, and Portland get four apiece.  Houston gets three, Boston two, and Chicago and Oakland one each.

Allegiant route summary

Routing Start date Weekly frequency Direct competition (WF):
in week Allegiant begins
Austin – Bozeman 27 May 2 None
Austin – Fayetteville (AR) 02 July 2 None
Boston – Indianapolis 28 May 2 Delta (27); American (14)
Boston – Norfolk 28 May 2 None
Chicago Midway – Clarksburg (WV) 03 June 2 None
Cincinnati – Key West 09 June 2 None
Destin Fort Walton Beach – Asheville 27 May 2 None
Destin Fort Walton Beach – Clarksburg (WV) 26 May 2 None
Destin Fort Walton Beach – St Cloud (MN) 06 June 2 None
Fort Lauderdale – Bangor 28 May 2 None
Houston Hobby – Des Moines 01 July 2 None
Houston Hobby – Lexington 03 June 2 None
Houston Hobby – Springfield-Branson (MO) 28 May 2 None
Los Angeles – Indianapolis 28 May 2 American (7); Delta (6)
Los Angeles – Omaha 04 June 2 American (14)
Los Angeles – Rapid City 04 June 2 United (2)
Los Angeles – Shreveport 02 July 2 None
Nashville – Albany 14 May 2 None
Nashville – Boise 28 May 2 None
Nashville – McAllen 27 May 2 None
Nashville – Portsmouth 27 May 2 None
Oakland – Bozeman 28 May 2 None
Portland (OR) – Billings 07 May 2 Alaska (14)
Portland (OR) – Des Moines 01 July 2 None
Portland (OR) – Grand Rapids 04 June 2 None
Portland (OR) – Missoula 07 May 2 Alaska (7)
San Diego – Bozeman 03 June 2 None
San Diego – Des Moines 01 July 2 None
San Diego – Kalispell 28 May 2 None
San Diego – Pasco 28 May 2 None
San Diego – Phoenix Mesa 27 May 4 None
Sarasota – Concord 28 May 2 None
Savannah – Appleton 28 May 2 None
Tampa St Pete – Little Rock 27 May 2 None
Source: airline websites.

Allegiant’s unserved routes had average of 17,000 passengers

Allegiant’s 28 unserved routes had an average of almost 17,000 passengers in 2019 before stimulation, booking data via OAG Traffic Analyser shows.

This excludes any leakage.  For example, Savannah to Appleton had 5,000, rising to 9,000 if Green Bay is included.  However, this excludes leakage to Milwaukee.

Elsewhere, Portland to Grand Rapids had 24,000.  Given this, it’ll be interesting to see when more West Coast routes from the Michigan airport begin, with San Francisco having 46,000, Seattle 45,000, and San Diego 32,000.

Portland to Des Moines, however, was stronger, with 29,000. This was surpassed by San Diego – Des Moines with 36,000, also beating Tampa (metro) to Little Rock with 32,000.

Allegiant reveals 34 routes – with 82% unserved

Allegiant’s 34 routes include two that were previously served by the carrier. Source: OAG Mapper.


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