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Allegiant Announces Another Round of Network Expansion, Adds 44 New Routes

Ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant has announced plans to launch 44 new routes, as part of a strategic shift that looks to serve major markets throughout the U.S.  Drew Wells, Allegiant'S vice president of planning and revenue said in a press release: "There is a lot of leisure demand for cities that are regional destinations, and this route expansion will address some of that need. Also, this growth is about Allegiant being true to our mission as a company. We're increasing the…

Changing Times: The Airline-Aircraft Combinations That Ended In The 2010s

As 2020 rolls around a decade of change has been brought to the airline industry and with mergers and acquisitions defining the 2010s, a round of aircraft removals drew headlines across the industry. So, as the next decade begins in under one week, let us take a look back at…

Allegiant Expands Florida and Nashville Routes

Continuing its history of serving leisure markets using a fleet of Airbus aircraft, Allegiant Air has announced its next wave of expansion with Nashville being one of the focal points for the Las Vegas-based airline. The carrier will launch five new routes starting in February. Of the five new routes…

Allegiant Adds New Base, 16 New Routes to Network

Allegiant Air announced the opening of a new base, as well as 16 new routes throughout its network earlier this week. Grand Rapids will become the 16th base for Allegiant, beginning June 4, 2019. The base will become home to two aircraft from Allegiant’s all-Airbus fleet. To support the needs…

Photo Tour: Inside Austin’s New and Unique South Terminal

Already unique for its live music stages and local dining options, Austin Bergstrom International Airport has quickly grown over the past few years, surpassing its capacity. A building that was originally built with an 11 million annual passenger capacity handled 13.9 million passengers in 2017 and is on track to…

U.S. Airlines Announce July Traffic Reports

JetBlue Airways has announced its traffic reports for the month of July 2018 with large increases. The New York City-based carrier saw a 6.2 percent increase in traffic from last July. JetBlue’s load factors went up 1.8 points from July 2017 to be just shy of 89 percent. JetBlue’s on-time…

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…

Allegiant Stock Slips after ’60 Minutes’ Examines Safety Record

Allegiant Air was the subject of Sunday’s episode of '60 Minutes' on CBS. In roughly 30 minutes, the program scrutinized the airline’s safety record, via interviews from industry and union representatives, passengers, and FAA records or previous incidents. Preceding the  release of the program on Sunday, Allegiant sent a memo to its…

Allegiant Strands 200 Passengers in Las Vegas

Around 200 Allegiant Air passengers were stranded in Las Vegas on Sunday night after their outbound flight to Oklahoma City was cancelled and were told that the next flight would be on Thursday. After boarding the aircraft, passengers were deplaned due to mechanical issues with the airline's McDonnell Douglas MD-83.…

Allegiant’s Safety Troubles Continue to Mount as Airline Takes Delivery…

Last year AirlineGeeks published a story detailing the findings of an FAA investigation into Allegiant Airlines. The investigation into the airline found no major issues or flaws which resulted in Allegiant not being fined. The audit of the airline was prompted after 42 of Allegiant’s 86 aircraft broke down in mid-air at…