Allegiant Air aims for pandemic vacationers with flights to 3 new cities, including Jackson Hole and Portland

Allegiant Air is expanding to three new cities as part of a 21-route expansion aimed at pandemic vacationers.

The Las Vegas-based budget airline plans to start nonstop service from Portland, Oregon, in April and Key West, Florida, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in June.

The cities were selected because they are gateways to outdoor recreation, which travelers have flocked to during the COVID-19 pandemic, Allegiant spokeswoman Hilarie Grey said.

Allegiant, which typically caters to passengers headed from smaller cities and towns to major vacation destinations like Las Vegas; Phoenix; Florida; and Nashville, Tennessee, has seen a spike in interest from travelers in those major destinations seeking outdoor vacations, she said. Bookings from Las Vegas to Montana are up significantly, she said. The airline expects similar demand for flights between Las Vegas and Phoenix and Jackson Hole, she said.

The airline, which offers rock-bottom ticket prices and charges extra for everything including carry-on bags, soft drinks and water, said one-way introductory fares range from $49 to $59 for the new Portland, Jackson Hole and Key West flights. 

Allegiant doesn’t offer daily service on its routes like most of its competitors, offering flights a couple or few times a week between most cities.

Allegiant Air’s new routes

Portland International Airport 

To and from:

  • Santa Maria, California, begins April 15
  • Monterey, California, begins May 28
  • Idaho Falls, Idaho, begins May 28

Jackson Hole Airport

To and from:

  • Los Angeles begins June 2
  • Phoenix/Mesa begins June 2
  • Las Vegas begins June 4
  • Reno, Nevada, begins June 4

Key West International Airport

To and from:

  • Nashville, Tennessee, begins June 2
  • Sanford, Florida, begins June 4

General Wayne A. Downing International Airport, Peoria, Illinois

To and from:

  • Sarasota, Florida, begins May 27
  • Denver begins May 28

Charleston International Airport, Charleston, South Carolina

To and from:

  • Belleville, Illinois, begins May 28

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

To and from:

  • Punta Gorda, Florida, begins May 27

Allegiant is also starting eight nonstop routes that were announced in 2020 but postponed due to the plunge in travel demand from the pandemic, including Boston to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and New York Stewart International Airport to Destin, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia.

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