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Allegiant Air

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air is one of US commercial aviation’s key budget airlines. Allegiant flies more than 100 Airbus narrowbodies to even more domestic destinations, with Florida being a key market. Next year will mark 25 years since the carrier’s foundation as WestJet Express in January 1997. (Featured image: Vincenzo Pace - Simple Flying)

Allegiant Air Airbus A319-111 in the sky
Allegiant Air's free hand luggage allowance amounts to just over 27.5 liters. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying
Airline Type:
Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier
Year Founded:
Maurice Gallagher Jr.
United States
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latest Allegiant Air Articles

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Allegiant Airlines Sees Minimal Growth In Passenger Traffic In July

Passenger numbers are subdued, but profits are up.

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Allegiant Reports Its Highest Quarterly Operating Revenue Ever

The budget carrier remains optimistic about the remainder of this year.

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DOT Suspends Review Of Proposed Joint Venture Between Viva Aerobus And Allegiant Air

The department cited the regulations established in the Air Transportation Agreement for its decision.

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FAA Investigating Near Pass Of Allegiant Airbus A320 And Gulfstream G-IV

An Airbus A320 and Gulfstream G-IV were forced to take evasive action following air traffic control routing that put them on a collision course.

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Breaks Passenger Traffic Record

Phoenix's second airport had a busy year.

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4 Injured As Allegiant Airbus A320 Hits Turbulence Over Florida

The turbulence occurred near St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Allegiant Expects A Historic Summer Travel Boom This Year

The TSA anticipates a record number of people to be screened this sumer season, surpassing 2019 pre-pandemic volumes.

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Allegiant & Flight Attendants Agree Tentative Contract Deal

A new contract between Allegiant and its flight attendants inspires a discussion about flight attendant commissions for in-flight sales.

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Analyzed: Allegiant Air Has No Direct Competition On 85% Of Its June-September Routes

Southwest is Allegiant's leading direct competitor.

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Allegiant Reveals Special Electric Daisy Carnival Airbus A320 Livery

The new design appears as the music festival takes over Las Vegas this weekend.

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Allegiant Airlines Airbus A319 Nose Gear Damaged During Maintenance In Las Vegas

The narrowbody was undergoing a scheduled maintenance check.

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Together We Fly: Allegiant Reveals Special Livery Dedicated To Staff

The Airbus A320 will be based out of its Punta Gorda base.

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Allegiant Could Launch Flights To Mexico By Late 2024

The airline is waiting for the approval of its Joint Venture Agreement with Mexico's Viva Aerobus.

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Which Airlines Operate The Most Densely Packed Airbus A319s?

In such situations, airlines have to sacrifice seat pitch for extra capacity.

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Top 10: These Are Las Vegas' Biggest Airlines

I've examined the situation for March to May.

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FBI Arrests Suspect After TSA Stops Explosives Getting On A Plane

The explosive device was found hidden in the lining of the suspect's baggage.

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Expanding Network: Allegiant Air Offers 8 New Routes

On the eight new and seasonal routes, Allegiant offers one-way fares as low as $39.