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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Allegiant sent a memo to its employees stating: “This story follows an unoriginal narrative based entirely off of outdated statistics, incidents that are years-old, and so-called industry experts' - many of whom have not seen the inside of…

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…

Allegiant Employees Vote On Refreshed Livery

Following an announcement to order 12 Airbus A320ceo aircraft, Las Vegas based Allegiant Air allowed its nearly 3,000 employees to vote on a refreshed livery for their new airplanes. The aircraft order, along with the new paint scheme, is part of a modernization effort for the airline. Allegiant is currently…

Allegiant Air Announces Fleet Expansion

Allegiant Air is a low-cost airline that began in 1998. Originally founded as a charter airline operating out of Las Vegas, the airline has gone through many changes in the last 18 years. Headquartered in Summerlin, Nevada, Allegiant has a very sizable presence at McCarran International Airport. Allegiant Air’s fleet…

OPINION: Is Allegiant Air the Next ValuJet?

In 1992, ValuJet was founded as a low-cost carrier in the southern United States. The airline kept costs low for its customers by purchasing older, used jets and outsourcing many of the work needed to operate the airline, such as their maintenance work. The results proved popular as the airline quickly expanded and…

Allegiant Launches Service to Baltimore/Washington Area

Allegiant Air launches its expansion into the Washington/Baltimore market today with inaugural flights to two of the eventual six cities to be served by the ultra-low-cost carrier. Today, the Las Vegas-based airline's debut at Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) includes year-round nonstop service to Cincinnati and Savannah, Ga. By June 3,…

Allegiant Plans 22 Route Summer Expansion

Allegiant Air will do quite a lot of flying on new routes this summer as the carrier has announced a slew of new routes including three new destinations for the low-cost carrier. The airline will start service for Santa Rosa (CA), Albuquerque (NM), and Evansville (IN). The cities will be…

Allegiant Stepping Up Its Game

Low-cost vacation carrier Allegiant Air is expected to announce a “major” expansion to their network on Feb. 24. The airline is expected to start moving into a couple larger markets, slightly breaking away from it’s reputation of connecting just small- and medium- sized cities to it’s focus cities. Allegiant released…