Allegiant Air launched its longest overland route on Thursday, a nonstop between Las Vegas and Plattsburgh, N.Y.
In keeping with low-frequency strategy of Allegiant, a unit of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co., there will be one roundtrip only on Mondays and Fridays.
While Allegiant is laying the groundwork extending its network outside the United States, Plattsburgh fits into its current international strategy. At places such as Bellingham, Wash., and Minot, N.D., Allegiant draws a large number of Canadians fleeing the high taxes and fees of using their homeland airports. At McAllen, Texas, many passengers come from Mexico.
Plattsburgh is expected to draw not only from upstate New York but Montreal, less than an hour’s drive to the north. Currently, McCarran International Airport is connected to Montreal with 10 flights a week by Air Canada and WestJet.
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