Allegiant Air announced Thursday that it is adding seven new nonstop routes to its network from November 19th. With three new destinations in Florida and two in California, the Nevada-based budget airline is betting on domestic winter tourism to restart the US leisure travel segment in earnest.
Seven new nonstop routes
New route announcements are certainly a sight for sore eyes these days. Even as the road to recovery on the US market remains patchy, and October 1st looms darkly ahead, there are reasons to remember there will be an everyday existence beyond corona.
In a bid to jumpstart the leisure segment in which it operates, Allegiant Air is launching seven new nonstop routes – and offering one-way tickets for as little as $29 on some of them (if you can catch them, that is, that particular offer ends in two days).
The Nevada-based low-cost carrier will commence operations on three new routes to Florida, two to California, one to Arizona, and one to Utah, all commencing mid-November.
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Destinations and dates
All the following seven new and one reinstated route will be operated nonstop and twice-weekly.
Allegiant will fly to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Southwest Florida from Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Chicago’s Midway International Airport (MDW), both beginning on November 20th.
The airline will operate flights to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), also in Florida, from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS), starting November 19th.
The new route connecting Phoenix-Mesa Gateway International Airport (AZA) in Arizona and Santa Maria, California, via Santa Maria Airport (SMX) will also begin on November 19th.
Allegiant will also fly to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in Southern California from both Boise Airport (BOI) in Idaho, and Eugene Airport (EUG) in Oregon, beginning November 19th and 20th respectively.
The new seasonal route to Denver International Airport (DEN), Colorado, will connect the city with Provo, Utah, via Provo Municipal Airport (PVU).
After a short hiatus, Allegiant is also bringing back a seasonal route between Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Montana, and Nashville International Airport (BNA), Tennessee.
Offers on these new nonstop flights currently range from $29 to $59. However, to take advantage of the super low prices, customers must book before August 29th (in two days at the time of writing), and fly before February 8th, 2021.
The race for the Sunshine State
Allegiant is not the only US airline to bet on Florida as a destination domestic tourism may increase as long-haul travel remains uncertain for the winter season. Just earlier this month, United Airlines revealed plans for a large point-to-point expansion in the Sunshine State.
Low-cost rival JetBlue has also included Florida in its expansion plans, with Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale all getting new connections from across the country.
Will you be taking advantage of any of these new nonstop offerings from Allegiant? Let us know in the comments.