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An Allegiant A320 on final approach to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Allegiant Air Joins Airlines Expanding Austin Presence

The Allegiant Travel Company and its subsidiary Allegiant Air have announced plans for a base at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. This move becomes Allegiant’s latest major announcement during the COVID-19 pandemic where there has been a significant focus on leisure travel. The announcement also comes just weeks after American Airlines announced that it would be significantly increasing its presence at the Central Texas airport.    Allegiant, which operates out of the airport’s South Terminal, will base three Airbus A320 aircraft at…

Sun Country Announces 16 New Routes, Nine New Cities

Even as the coronavirus continues to plague the airline industry, Sun Country Airlines appears to be making big moves in its network. On Monday, the carrier announced 16 new routes, including nine new ones from its base at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minnesota. 16 New Routes, Nine New Cities…

Allegiant Announces 21 New Routes, Three New Cities

Allegiant Air has announced a large network expansion including the addition of three brand new cities for the airline. The Las Vegas-based carrier announced 21 new routes, all starting in 2021.  Three New Cities In addition to new routes, the ultra-low cost carrier will start service in three new cities.…

The U.S. Carriers Growing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As airlines try to continue to find the right fleet size for a post-pandemic recovery, two airlines have taken a slightly different route. Allegiant Air and Sun Country Airlines are the only two passenger airlines in the United States that now have larger fleets than when the pandemic first started…

Allegiant Second Quarter Traffic Data Encouraging

In a press release issued July 9, Allegiant reported encouraging performance in its preliminary 2nd quarter and June passenger traffic report but signaled cautious optimism for the upcoming third quarter. Allegiant reported carrying 867,207 scheduled service passengers in the month of June, down 45.6% from the previous year. For the…

Allegiant Air: The Airline to Watch Post-Pandemic

As more places continue to lift restrictions and airline demand slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, Allegiant Air saw an overall improvement in passenger and cash burn figures, positioning the airline above many of its competitors in the current industry climate. While some of these improvements are relatively small when…

Revisiting Ogdensburg International Airport: One Year Later

Situated on the St. Lawrence River on the border with Canada, Ogdensburg, N.Y. is a town lost in time. Like many in New York state, the quiet border town’s time has long since passed with a near-constant population decrease since 1930, when the town’s population was at its greatest. Once…

Allegiant Seeks DOT Permission to Fly to Mexico

U.S. leisure carrier Allegiant Air has filed an application with the Department of Transportation to offer scheduled air services between the United States and Mexico. This would mark the beginning of international services for the Las Vegas-based carrier, which has so far limited its operations to 117 destinations all within…

Allegiant Air Pilots Strike is Imminent

Achieving a 93.5 percent voting result in the affirmative, Allegiant Air pilots have announced their intention to perform a labor strike if they deem it necessary. The potential strike originates from Allegiant’s long-time refusal to create a better scheduling system that has “negatively impacted” pilots’ lives and their family lives. The…