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Viva Aerobus, Allegiant Announce Low-Cost Alliance

Allegiant and Viva Aerobus announced on Wednesday their intention to set a fully integrated Trade Alliance Agreement designed to significantly expand the low-cost, nonstop flight alternatives between the U.S. and Mexico. This alliance is the first agreement of this nature in the aviation industry between two ultra-low-cost airlines. Allegiant and Viva Aerobus have submitted a joint petition to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting antitrust approval and immunity for the alliance agreement. Allegiant will also make a $50 million…

Advanced Air Beats Boutique Air to EAS Contract for Merced

Hawthorne, Calif. based-Advanced Air has won the Essential Air Service contract for its second EAS city. The contract it won, is for the community of Merced, Calif. and won the contract over local San Francisco-based Boutique Air. Advanced Air flights to the northern Californian city will begin on Jan. 1,…

Air Canada Rouge Returns to the Skies

Air Canada's leisure airline, Air Canada Rouge, resumed service this week for the first time since the spring season.  The resumption of services ends their almost seven-month suspension. In February, Air Canada paused operations to Mexico and the Caribbean at the request of the Canadian government. Since Air Canada Rouge primarily served…

Avelo Airlines Launches New Flight From Santa Rosa, Calif. to…

On Thursday, Avelo Airlines announced the latest addition to its route network, a flight from Santa Rosa-Sonoma County, Calif. to Las Vegas, amid recent cuts to the airline's flight schedule.  The flight from Santa Rosa to Las Vegas operates four times per week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, from…

Lufthansa Group’s New Long-Haul Subsidiary, Eurowings Discover Adds New Flights…

On Thursday, the Lufthansa Group announced the summer 2022 schedule for its new leisure-based long-haul subsidiary, Eurowings Discover, including the launch of two new destinations in the Lufthansa Group network and five other new routes. Specifically, the long-haul airline will launch flights to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania and Salt Lake City. Eurowings…

Boutique Air Adds Three Destinations

Boutique Air announced three new destinations spanning the U.S. as the airline looks to bolster its services in the East, West and South. In a press release on Tuesday, the airline said it would be adding service to Burlington, Vt., New Orleans, La. and Las Vegas. The announcement comes on…

Spirit Airlines Announces Service to Louisville

Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines has announced that it will be adding its first destination in Kentucky, the Bluegrass State. Beginning May 27, the airline will launch four routes to Louisville, Kentucky. Spirit has been able to utilize the ongoing pandemic to focus on growth in new markets. Like many low-cost…

Frontier Airlines Announces Expansion in Las Vegas, Miami

Frontier Airlines has announced yet another round of network expansion, continuing their aggressive strategy seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Following last month's expansion, the Denver-based carrier's new routes are based around its Las Vegas and Miami focus cities. The airline will launch six new destinations from Las Vegas, including two…

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…

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…