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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 the Southern California city to Las Vegas, Tulsa, Okla., Billings, Mont., Medford, Ore., Sioux Falls, S.D. and Idaho Falls, Idaho. The expansion at the formerly named Lindbergh Field brings the…

Frontier Expands Las Vegas Service

Denver-based Frontier Airlines will be expanding and launching new services out of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas this coming Fall 2019. The ultra-low-cost carrier which turned 25 on Friday announced seven new year-round destinations from its west coast focus city which will begin rolling out in early September. Furthermore,…

El Al Expands U.S. Presence with New Las Vegas Route

El Al, the national airline of Israel, has announced that it will begin seasonal service between Tel Aviv and Las Vegas. The seasonal service will begin on June 14 and will be operated weekly through April. The flight will be the first flight between Las Vegas and the Middle East…

Spirit Airlines Launches Service and Announces New Routes from Indianapolis

Spirit Airlines began service to its newest destination, Indianapolis, this week, marking the third ultra-low-cost carrier to serve the Indiana capital behind Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines. The airline began service Thursday evening with a flight to Las Vegas, a popular route for the city. Spirit’s second route from Indianapolis…

Spirit Airlines Expands Reach into California with Announcement of Flights…

Spirit Airlines will soon be bringing in ultra-low fares to California’s Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF) from Las Vegas this summer. Beginning June 20, the ultra-low-cost carrier will fly three times daily between Burbank and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, and three a day between…

California Pacific Sets Launch Date Following Years of Delays

For California Pacific Airlines, the long nine-year wait to commence operations is finally seeing a true start date. The airline-to-be has been attempting to start operations since 2011 but issues in getting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to sign off on allowing the carrier to operate saw the airline delay…

Las Vegas is Getting Nonstop Flights to Tokyo…But Only for…

Last week, American Airlines announced plans for a new complement to its Asian route network, a flight from Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport and Tokyo's Narita Airport. This route, however, is not like the airline's others in that it will come with a prescribed end date just 10 days after…

WestJet’s Swoop Unveils U.S. Plans in DOT Application

Swoop, Canada’s newest airline, has unveiled its intentions to start flights to the United States. In an application to the US Department of Transportation, the airline has stated intentions to begin transborder flights in October. The carrier plans to serve Las Vegas, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, and Phoenix. The application…

The Failed Vision of Vision Airlines

While some airlines have successfully made the move from smaller regional and charter operations to commercial service over the years, there are plenty of airlines who fail to live up to the hype and in the long run, suffer their corporation’s collapse or near collapse due to overexpansion. One of…

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…