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Las Vegas-to-Provo one of 7 new Allegiant routes

A flight between Las Vegas and Provo, Utah, is one of seven new nonstop routes announced Tuesday by Allegiant Airlines.

The Las Vegas-based carrier said the flights between Harry Reid International Airport and Provo Airport will begin Aug. 18 with an introductory one-way fare as low as $29, according to a news release.

Routes between Provo and San Diego; Portland, Oregon; and Sanford, Florida, also were announced.

“We’re thrilled to grow our network and provide Allegiant travelers with new flight options. Our recent announcement to begin base operations in Provo, Utah has opened the door for an expanded route map and these new flights will connect area travelers to four top-tier destinations,” Drew Wells, Allegiant’s senior vice president of revenue and planning, said in a statement.

Allegiant will fly twin-engine Airbus A320 jets on the route four times a week, Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The new route to Provo appears to be a pre-emptive strike against a new competitor in the market, discount carrier Breeze Airways, which announced daily flights to and from Provo beginning Oct. 5. It also planned introductory $29 fares.

Breeze, operated by JetBlue founder David Neeleman, will inaugurate Las Vegas service to Richmond, Virginia, June 9 on Airbus A220 twin-engine jets with a capacity of 126 passengers.

The other new Allegiant routes include two out of Akron, Ohio, via Akron-Canton Airport (Sanford and Fort Lauderdale, Florida) and a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport flight to Sarasota, Florida.

For the special fare, flights must be purchased by Thursday for travel by Jan. 26.

Contact Tony Garcia at tgarcia@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0307. Follow @TonyGLVNews on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Richard N. Velotta contributed to this report.

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