Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air announced the largest expansion in company history on Tuesday, adding service to three new cities and 44 new nonstop routes.
“There is a lot of leisure demand for cities that are regional destinations, and this route expansion will address some of that need,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant’s vice president of planning and revenue. “Also, this growth is about Allegiant being true to our mission as a company. We’re increasing the number of low-cost, affordable travel options for people who may otherwise be priced out of air travel.”
The new destinations for Allegiant are Boston, Chicago Midway and Houston.
Much of the added service includes Midwest and East Coast airports, including Nashville, Tennessee; Pittsburgh; Memphis; Austin, Texas, and others.
No additional service to or from McCarran International Airport was announced.
Most of the added routes are for seasonal, not year-round, service, and most begin in May or early June.
All of the new routes will come with introductory fares as low as $33 on select flights when service starts.
The introductory one-way fares include limited seats and dates. Flights must be purchased by Thursday for travel by Aug. 15 through Nov. 16, depending on the route.
Optional baggage charges and additional restrictions may apply. For more details on fares and flight times, visit Allegiant.com.
Last October, Allegiant Chairman and CEO Maurice “Maury” Gallagher told analysts that the “dramatic improvement” in earnings stemmed from the one-time expenses of the transition period of 2017 and 2018 being “behind us” and from the change to the all-Airbus fleet.
The airline scrapped its aging and gas-guzzling MD-80 aircraft in 2017 and 2018, converting to an all-Airbus fleet.
Allegiant shares closed Tuesday at $174.10, down 60 cents, or 0.34 percent.