Budget carrier Allegiant Air recently announced 10 new routes across 14 different airports, expanding their destinations. The announcement reveals that Allegiant’s bases in Los Angeles and Knoxville, Tennessee, were the big winners, each landing three new nonstop routes. Other destinations receiving multiple new routes include the Florida airports serving Jacksonville and St. Petersburg. Allegiant claims it will be the only carrier offering nonstop service on all 10 of the new routes announced on Monday.
Allegiant’s unique business model has allowed it to connect small-to-medium sized cities to vacation destinations, creating an accessible travel option not otherwise available in what Allegiant believes are underserved markets. This expansion caters to passengers and communities Allegiant feels have been overlooked by other carriers. The carrier will be the only one to fly a route from Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and will also be bringing service to MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV).
The airline’s decision to expand its routes comes in response to the demand for more accessible and affordable travel options in smaller, often overlooked markets. Allegiant’s unique business model, focusing on connecting smaller cities to vacation destinations, has allowed them to cater to passengers and communities that have been overlooked by other carriers. With its latest announcement, Allegiant asserts itself as the only carrier to provide nonstop service on all 10 new routes, expanding its market reach and connecting more people to vacation destinations.