Allegiant Air Announces Service to Two New Cities from New Orleans - 1/12/2016 -
Nonstop destinations from New Orleans now total 52 routes.
(NEW ORLEANS, LA) – On January 12, 2016, Allegiant Air announced they would be launching low-cost,
nonstop service from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and St.
Petersburg–Clearwater International Airport (PIE) to Louis Armstrong New
Orleans International Airport (MSY) beginning April 2016.
"We are very pleased to be expanding
our service in New Orleans,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant senior vice president
of planning. "The addition of these new routes marks the success of New Orleans
in our network, and we look forward to bringing more visitors and economic
growth to The Big Easy.”
new flights to Jacksonville, FL and St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL will each operate
twice weekly and year-round. These
flights will expand upon the flights Allegiant currently operates from New
Orleans to Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Orlando-Sanford, FL;
and Pittsburgh, PA. Flight days, times
and the lowest fares can be found only at www.Allegiant.com.
innovative business model has allowed it to grow from one plane and one route
to offering access to low-cost flights in over 100 cities nationwide, more than
any other domestic low-cost carrier. Allegiant passengers can enjoy unique
savings by bundling their air, hotel, car and even activity and attraction
reservations together for less. The company has been named one of America’s 100
Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2014,
AVIATION WEEK ranked Allegiant the Top-Performing Airline in North America for
the third consecutive year.
are very happy to begin 2016 with another record setting announcement from our
Airport,” said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "We appreciate Allegiant Air recognizing
New Orleans as a growing destination within their network.”
Air launched service from four cities to Armstrong International in
February 2015,” said New Orleans Aviation Board Chairwoman, Cheryl Teamer. "We are
ecstatic that they continue to grow and will now offer service from seven
"Low-cost air service generates
significant travel opportunities for our citizens and visitors alike,” stated
New Orleans Councilman Jared Brossett, Chair of the Transportation and Aviation
Committee. "We appreciate Allegiant Air
bringing their ultra-low cost business model to New Orleans.”
"With Allegiant’s announcement of
JAX and PIE, we now have 52 nonstop destinations from our airport, which is
another new record for our airport,” said Iftikhar Ahmad, Airport Director of Aviation.
"Allegiant’s ultra-low fares will drive incremental demand for travel to and
from New Orleans.”