Allegiant air officially unveils its new Golden Knights airbus that will take to the skies soon.
The Las Vegas stadium that will be the home of the Raiders in 2020 had its topping ceremony Monday where the highest beam was attached to the roof trusses after being signedby dignitaries and politicians. At the ceremony the Raiders revealed that the name of the stadium will be Allegiant Stadium and their new partnership with Allegiant Airlines. Ed Graney and Rick Velotta recap the ceremony and more in this addition of the Vegas Nation “Allegiant” Stadium show with interviews from Raiders president Marc Badain and Allegiant Airlines CEO Maurice Gallagher.
The Raiders held a topping ceremony in Las Vegas where the last beam to connect the last roof truss was hoisted into the stadium frame. The team also announced their naming rights partner, Allegiant Air. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Allegiant Air’s top executives had big drops in compensation last year amid lower profits. Chairman and CEO Maurice “Maury” Gallagher received about $2.3 million in total compensation, down 35 percent from 2016. Allegiant President John Redmond received around $1.86 million, down 82 percent, and Scott Sheldon, chief operating and financial officer, received $1.9 million, down 37 percent. Allegiant’s profits fell 11 percent last year, and executives’ compensation dropped even further due to smaller bonuses and stock awards.
Allegiant Air passengers voice their views on the airline at McCarran International Airport on April 16, 2018. (Bailey Schulz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)