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Allegiant Adds 10 New Routes

The airline plans to add new nonstop service to 14 U.S. destinations.

An Allegiant A319 in Pittsburgh. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

On Monday, ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Allegiant announced the expansion of its route network with 10 new nonstop routes connecting 14 cities across the United States. Scheduled to begin in June 2024, the new routes will provide the only nonstop service between these specific city pairs.

According to Drew Wells, Allegiant’s Chief Revenue Officer, this expansion caters to underserved markets by connecting smaller cities directly to popular vacation destinations and major airports. “This expansion caters to passengers and communities we feel have been overlooked by other carriers,” he said in a press release.

New Routes

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to:

  • Laredo, Texas (LRD) – starting June 12
  • Rockford, Ill. (RFD) – starting June 12
  • Rapid City, S.D. (RAP) – starting June 14

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) to:

  • Plattsburgh, N.Y. (PBG) – starting June 12

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) to:

  • Evansville, Ind. (EVV) – starting June 13
  • McAllen, Texas (MFE) – starting June 14

McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) to:

  • St. Louis, Mo. (BLV) – starting June 13
  • Jacksonville, Fla. (JAX) – starting June 14
  • South Bend, Ind. (SBN) – starting June 14

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to:

  • Harrisburg, Penn. (MDT) – starting June 14
  • Knoxville, Tenn. (TYS) – starting June 14

A Focus on Underserved Markets

Allegiant often touts its unique point-to-point structure as a competitive advantage among its peers. “Today, 75% of our routes do not have any direct competition,” said Allegiant Executive Chairman and CEO Maurice Gallagher during a fourth-quarter 2023 earnings call.

“This approach is paying substantial dividends in today’s more confrontational environment. With most of our routes operating just 2 to 3 — 2 times per week, we can support a much larger network of cities and routes,” Gallagher continued.

Before this week’s network additions, Allegiant served 124 cities with 555 routes. The airline says 450 of which do not have any direct competition.

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