Allegiant reveals 34 routes – with 82% unserved
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.
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.