Allegiant Air set for huge route expansion

November will see Allegiant Air undergoing a massive network expansion, with 24 new routes and two new destinations added to their portfolio. The airline intends to take-on some of the larger LCCs in the US which are focussed on the leisure market.

The new routes are a combination of year-round service and seasonal flights, depending on the destination. Most of the flights will operate on a twice weekly service the exception being that between Las Vegas and Fort Collins.

In order to capitalise on the leisure market, fares are as low as US$54 one-way on selected dates.

Among the routes Allegiant is launching are: Phoenix to Traverse City, Michigan, Sarasota, Florida to Knoxville, Tennessee, Punta Gorda, Florida to Elmira, New York, Sarasota, Florida to St. Louis, Missouri, Phoenix, Arizona to Bentonville, Arkansas and Tucson to Indianapolis.

The new routes also focus on the low-fare flights to holiday destinations such as Florida which is a significant change of strategy for the airline. The operator’s fleet now comprises just A320 variants which has meant the airline’s large-scale maintenance issues have been finally resolved.

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