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Alaska, Allegiant Bolster Winter Schedules

Airlines are adding routes to leisure destinations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to favor vacation rather than business travelers. Two airlines have this week announced new routes focused on serving leisure destinations over the winter. Both Allegiant and Alaska Airlines have announced new routes for travelers seeking both sun and snow this winter. The move comes after United Airlines announced a Florida expansion last week for vacationers. Allegiant will be adding seven new routes as well as extending an existing…

AQR Notes Considerable Performance Drop in Industry, Crowns Allegiant 2019…

For the 30th year, the Airline Quality Report (AQR) has been released and a new airline is taking the top spot for its first time. Allegiant Airlines has taken the title off of 2018’s most successful carriers Delta and jetBlue. 2019 was Allegiant’s first year taking measurements under the Airline…

Allegiant Announces Yet Another Round of Expansion

Ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant has announced yet another round of expansion plans, this time announcing nine new routes with a focus almost entirely on the U.S. West Coast. The city that will receive the largest increase in destinations is San Diego with six new destinations. The carrier will begin service from…

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

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…

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…