Allegiant expands to four more cities to keep up with growing travel demand

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Las Vegas-based budget airline Allegiant Air is expanding to four more cities as leisure travel demand continues to climb.

Allegiant is adding 23 new nonstop routes in time for fall vacation and the holiday travel season, including routes to four new destinations: Melbourne, Florida; Amarillo, Texas; Washington, D.C. and Minneapolis.

“Although it's been a slow climb back from the beginning of the year, we have been seeing demand pick up strongly to near and even past 2019 levels for summer and beyond,” Allegiant spokeswoman Hilarie Grey told USA TODAY via email. “In the absence of something truly unanticipated impacting the travel industry, we are anticipating continuing to grow throughout 2021.”

Las Vegas-based budget carrier Allegiant Air is adding 23 new nonstop routes, including routes to four new destinations: Melbourne, Florida; Amarillo, Texas; Washington, D.C. and Minneapolis.
Las Vegas-based budget carrier Allegiant Air is adding 23 new nonstop routes, including routes to four new destinations: Melbourne, Florida; Amarillo, Texas; Washington, D.C. and Minneapolis.

The leisure travel-focused airline has so far announced more than 75 new routes for 2021, Grey said.

While the airline generally looks to connect small- to medium-sized cities with vacation destinations, Grey said Tuesday's announcement includes routes where both cities could be considered destinations, such as a direct flight between Nashville and Melbourne, Florida.

“These are routes we expect will be popular for locals and visitors on both sides,” Grey said.

Allegiant is offering one-way fares on the routes as low as $39 for flights purchased by June 30 for travel by Feb. 14, 2022.

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Allegiant’s new routes:

Some new routes are repeated and listed under both the originating city and the destination.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas

To and from:

  • Amarillo, Texas, beginning Nov. 18.

  • Louisville, Kentucky, beginning Nov. 18.

  • Orange County, California, beginning Nov. 18.

  • Provo, Utah, Nov. 18.

  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota, beginning Nov. 18.

  • Springfield, Missouri, beginning Nov. 18.

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma, beginning Nov. 18.

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Amarillo, Texas

To and from:

  • Las Vegas, Nevada, beginning Oct. 14.

  • Austin, Texas, beginning Nov. 18.

Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

To and from:

  • Jacksonville, Florida, beginning Nov. 19.

  • Sarasota, Florida, beginning Dec. 18.

Melbourne Orlando International Airport in Melbourne, Florida

To and from:

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, beginning Nov. 11.

  • Nashville, Tennessee, beginning Nov. 18.

  • Concord, North Carolina, beginning Nov. 18.

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in Minneapolis

To and from:

  • Asheville, North Carolina, beginning Oct. 7.

  • Punta Gorda, Florida, beginning Oct. 8.

  • Palm Beach, Florida, beginning Oct. 7.

Punta Gorda Airport in Punta Gorda, Florida

To and from:

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, beginning Oct. 8.

  • Springfield, Missouri, beginning Nov. 19.

John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California

To and from:

  • Eugene, Oregon, beginning Oct. 8.

  • Austin, Texas, beginning Nov. 18.

Nashville International Airport in Nashville

To and from:

  • Palm Springs, California, beginning Nov. 17.

  • Melbourne, Florida, beginning Nov. 18.

  • Jacksonville, Florida, beginning Nov. 18.

Jacksonville International Airport in Jacksonville, Florida

To and from:

  • Nashville, Tennessee, beginning Nov. 18.

  • Dulles, Virginia, beginning Nov. 19.

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas

To and from:

  • Amarillo, Texas, beginning Oct. 14.

William P. Lobby Airport in Houston, Texas

To and from:

  • Bentonville, Arkansas, beginning Nov.19.

Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa

To and from:

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, beginning Oct. 6

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita, Kansas

To and from:

  • St. Petersburg, Florida, beginning Nov. 19.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Allegiant adds four new cities, 23 routes as travel demand grows

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