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Allegiant Bolsters Route Network with New Service

With the coronavirus vaccine slowly making its way across the United States, low-cost carrier Allegiant Airlines loaded a host of new routes into their website late on Monday night. With this update, the Las Vegas-based carrier hasn’t focused on any region in particular but has instead added routes all over the map.

A total of 43 new routes have been added in this recent announcement.

A map of the newly announced routes (Photo: Allegiant)

What’s New

Austin, Texas

This Texan city will be seeing two new routes in this update: Bentonville, Arkansas, which begins on July 2, 2021, and Bozeman, Montana, which will begin on May 27, 2021.

Boston, Massachusetts

One of Allegiant’s newer cities will be gaining two more destinations with this update: Norfolk, Virginia and Indianapolis, Indiana, both of which begin on May 28, 2021.

Bozeman, Montana

Allegiant will be adding multiple destinations from Bozeman, bringing Montana residents to warmer climates in the South. The new routes may be especially appealing to passengers across the country looking for a getaway as the coronavirus vaccine is rolled out.

New connections from Bozeman include Oakland, California, which begins May 28, 2021; San Diego, California on June 3, 2021 and Austin, Texas. on May 27, 2021.

Des Moines, Iowa

This city will soon be opening an Allegiant base, and it only makes sense that they should add routes from this city.

New routes include Houston Hobby, San Diego, California and Portland, Oregon all of which begin on July 1, 2021.

Destin-Fort Walton, Florida

This city on the Florida panhandle will be receiving three new routes.

Flights to Asheville, North Carolina start on May 27, 2021; St. Cloud, Minnesota service starts June 6, 2021 and Clarksburg, West Virginia launches May 26, 2021.

Houston Hobby

Houston’s Hobby Airport will be receiving two new routes with the Las Vegas-based carrier.

Springfield, Missouri will begin on May 28, 2021 and Lexington, Kent. on June 3, 2021

Indianapolis, Indiana

In addition to the previously-mentioned route from Boston starting May 28, 2021, Indianapolis city will also be receiving new service to Los Angles that begins on the same day.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles International Airport will be receiving an astounding four new routes in this update.

Indianapolis flights begin on May 28, 2021; Omaha, Nebraska and Rapid City, South Dakota both begin on June 4, 2021 and Shreveport, Louisiana begins on July 2, 2021.

Nashville, Tennessee

The music city will also come out near the top of this announcement with four new routes.

Albany, New York begins on May 14, 2021; McAllen, Texas and Portsmouth, New Hampshire both begin on May 27, 2021 and Boise, Idaho will begin the following day on May 28, 2021.

Portland, Oregon

One of Allegiant’s newest bases on the west coast will also be receiving four new routes in this update, including one route that will be one of the longest in the Allegiant network.

Billings and Missoula, Montana will both begin on May 7, 2021; Des Moines, Iowa starts July 1, 2021 and Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 4, 2021. The new route to Grand Rapids will be one of the longest routes in the Allegiant network.

San Diego, California

The San Diego International Airport will be gaining the most non-temporary routes with this update, with five new routes.

Bozeman and Kalispell, Montana flights begin on June 3, 2021 and May 28, 2021 respectively; services to Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport begins on May 27, 2021; Pasco, Washington launches on May 28, 2021 and Des Moines, Iowa on July 1, 2021

Rapid City, S.D.

This South Dakota city will be getting nine new destinations, bringing its total of nonstops to 11, but only temporarily. It is among Allegiant’s biggest expansions this time around, despite all of the routes being served on a very limited basis.

All of these new routes are being flown due to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held in Rapid City, S.D. in the beginning to the middle of August. Each of the following routes will be flown from the first week in August until mid-August: Appleton, Wisconsin; Indianapolis, Indiana; Peoria, Illinois; Nashville, Tennessee; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Orlando/Sanford, Florida; Knoxville, Tennessee and Punta Gorda, Florida.

Other New Routes

As expected, not every city had tons of new routes. Other new routes include the following;

Clarksburg, West Virginia to Chicago Midway beginning June 3, 2021

Appleton, Wisconsin to Savannah, Georgia beginning May 28, 2021

Concord, North Carolina to Sarasota, Florida beginning May 28, 2021

Bangor, Maine to Fort Lauderdale, Florida beginning May 28, 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio to Key West, Florida beginning June 9, 2021

Little Rock, Arkansas to St. Petersburg, Florida beginning on May 27, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Feb. 8. It was updated on Feb. 9 to reflect new developments released in an official statement from Allegiant.

Joey Gerardi
Joey Gerardi
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