Allegiant Air Announces a Plethora of New Routes!

allegiant new route announcement february 2015

 

Allegiant Air has announced 22 new routes and new cities / destinations that include Savannah, Akron, Memphis, and Raleigh. As usual with Allegiant flights the new routes are not daily but typically only have 2-4 round trip flights per week. The new routes include the following:

  1. Akron-Canton (CAK) – Seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, S.C., (MYR) begins June 3
  2. Akron-Canton (CAK) – Seasonal service to Savannah/Hilton Head (SAV) begins May 21
  3. Akron-Canton (CAK) – Year-round service to St. Petersburg, Fla., (PIE) begins May 21
  4. Brownsville, Texas (BRO) – Year-round service to Las Vegas (LAS) begins June 4
  5. Memphis (MEM) – Year-round service to Las Vegas (LAS) begins May 22
  6. Memphis (MEM) – Year-round service to Orlando Sanford (SFB) begins May 22
  7. Memphis (MEM) – Year-round service to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) begins May 22
  8. Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Year-round service to Orlando Sanford (SFB) begins May 7
  9. Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Year-round service to Punta Gorda, Fla., (PGD) begins May 7
  10. Raleigh-Durham (RDU) – Year-round service to St. Petersburg, Fla., (PIE) begins May 6
  11. Austin (AUS) – Seasonal service to Cincinnati (CVG) begins June 4
  12. Los Angeles (LAX) – Seasonal service to Little Rock (LIT) begins June 4
  13. Los Angeles (LAX)  – Year-round service to Boise (BOI) begins June 5
  14. Los Angeles (LAX) – Year-round service to Tellluride, Colo. (Montrose Regional Airport) (MTJ) begins June 5
  15. Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR) – Seasonal service to Clarksburg, W. Va., (CKB) begins June 5
  16. Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR) – Seasonal service to Indianapolis (IND) begins June 4
  17. Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR) – Seasonal service to Orlando (SFB) begins June 4
  18. Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR) – Seasonal service to Pittsburgh (PIT) begins June 5
  19. Oakland (OAK) – Seasonal service to Omaha (OMA) begins May 1
  20. Savannah / Hilton Head (SAV) – Seasonal service to Cincinnati (CVG) begins May 8
  21. Savannah / Hilton Head (SAV) – Seasonal service to Columbus Rickenbacker (LCK) begins June 4
  22. Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Year-round service to Concord, N.C., (KJQF)  begins May 8

My Quick Analysis

Perhaps the most interesting addition is Allegiant Air’s new focus city at Savannah / Hilton Head (SAV). Not many cities currently have direct routes to Savannah and this will definitely add some pressure to the typically expensive destination. Hopefully if the first couple routes are successful additional cities will receive service to Savannah next summer. Another great add is the Cincinnati (CVG) to Austin (AUS) route and speaks to what could potentially be future route additions. Allegiant has been quietly adding service to medium sized markets like Memphis, Raleigh, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis whereas they use to only focus on small underserved airports.

For those unfamiliar with Allegiant read my post about my booking experience with them!