Allegiant Airlines

Allegiant Airlines

  • By Kerry D
  • Top Airlines
  • 20.08.2016

Allegiant Air is a low cost airline from United States of America that operates only scheduled and charter flights. This carrier started operating one year after its creation in 1997 and is headquartered in Enterprise, Nevada. This carrier has a decent sized fleet with 84 planes flying under the Allegiant Air name. Additionally, travelers can reach 109 destinations when flying Allegiant Air. These destinations are usually smaller airports across the nation, and the flights take place a few times per week. Passengers should know that routes and destinations are chosen based on demands and cost versus expected revenues report.

Orlando Sanford International Airport, or SFB, is the hub where most departures happen. The flights starting here have 65 possible destinations and count up to 311 departures per week. The McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is the second largest hub served by Allegiant Air. The airplanes here depart to 52 destinations and 288 times every week.

There are curious folks out there that want to know what plane models do the airlines prefer. Allegiant Air makes use of 52 McDonnell Douglas planes, 26 Airbus and 6 Boeings. The carrier announces that the Boeing planes will soon retire, but their replacements are yet to be announced. The airline also announced that in 2016 flights to Hawaii will also be discontinued.

Allegiant Air also won some awards - an aspect that can earn more trust from future passengers. Allegiant Air was recognized as the top performing carrier in the low-cost category by Aviation Week. Fortune 100 also recognized Allegiant Air as one of the fastest growing businesses and receiving the 25th spot. Forbes Magazine listed Allegiant Air the 52nd best companies out of 100. Additionally, the years 2009 and 2010 brought the Diamond Award of Excellence award for the Aviation Maintenance Technician of the year, given by Federal Aviation Administration.