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A Spirit Airlines A320 landing in Las Vegas. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

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 took off to Orlando on Friday morning. The first flight was operated by one of the airline's Airbus A320 aircraft in its newest Base Fare yellow and black livery. Part…

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…

Trip Report: Flying JetSuiteX’s Embraer 135 Service from Burbank to…

People in Los Angeles really love escaping to Las Vegas for the weekend. No matter what part of the Los Angeles area you live in, you can always count on numerous scheduled airline flights throughout the day from several Los Angeles-area airports that can get you there in no more…

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.…

Frontier Announces Expansion in Las Vegas and Colorado Springs

On Tuesday, Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced a sizable network expansion at both Las Vegas and Colorado Springs. The company outlined eleven new routes, with seven at Colorado Springs, five of which will be seasonal, and four at Las Vegas.  Currently, the airline serves three routes from Colorado Springs and sixteen…