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Allegiant Air announces 19 new routes and three new destinations

Ex-Iberia EC-IEI, delivered May 29, 2015

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) today (January 12) announced 19 new routes and service to three new destinations including Baltimore-Washington (BWI); Destin, Florida; and El Paso, Texas.

New routes announced include:

Nonstop Service to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) from:

Savannah, Georgia – begins April 29, 2016
Cincinnati – begins April 29, 2016
Tulsa, Oklahoma – begins May 19, 2016
Asheville, North Carolina – begins May 19, 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee – begins May 20, 2016
Lexington, Kentucky -begins June 3, 2016

Nonstop Service to Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) from:

Indianapolis – begins April 8, 2016
Pittsburgh – begins April 8, 2016
Baltimore – begins April 29, 2016
Lexington, Kentucky – begins June 2, 2016

Nonstop Service to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) from:

Cincinnati – begins May 20, 2016 and ends Sept. 5, 2016
St. Louis – begins June 2, 2016

Nonstop Service to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) from:

El Paso, Texas – begins May 6, 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee – begins May 13, 2016

Nonstop Service to San Diego International Airport (SAN) from:

Stockton, California – begins April 7, 2016
El Paso, Texas – begins May 6, 2016

Nonstop Service to Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) from:

New Orleans – begins April 14, 2016
Memphis, Tennessee – begins April 15, 2016
Richmond, Virginia – begins April 15, 2016

Nonstop Service to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) from:

New Orleans – begins June 3, 2016

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Ex-Iberia Airbus A320-214 N224NV (msn 1694) departs from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Allegiant announces nine new routes and two new cities

Allegiant's special 2013 Make-A-Wish charity logo jet

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced nine new routes and service to two new cities — Dayton, Ohio and Flint, Michigan.

The new routes include:

Year-round nonstop service to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) from:

Belleville, Illinois – Begins Feb. 18, 2016
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Begins Feb. 18, 2016

Seasonal nonstop service to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) from:

Pittsburgh – Begins Feb. 19, 2016 and ends May 16, 2015

Year-round nonstop service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) from:

Pittsburgh – Begins Feb. 19, 2016

Year-round nonstop service to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) from:

Flint, Michigan – Begins April 13, 2016
Dayton, Ohio – Begins April 15, 2016

Year-round nonstop service to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) from:

Flint, Michigan – Begins April 14, 2016
Dayton, Ohio – Begins April 14, 2016
Richmond, Virginia – Begins April 14, 2016

All newly announced routes will be twice weekly.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Allegiant Air Airbus A320-214 N218NV (msn 1229) in the special Make-A-Wish livery departs from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Allegiant to retire the Boeing 757 and end Hawaii service

All Boeing 757-200s to be retired by early 2017

Allegiant Air (Honolulu) has announced it is ending all service to Hawaii and as a result will retire the last Boeing 757-200.

The company started service to the 50th State in June 2012 from Fresno and Las Vegas and has been downsizing the number of routes to the islands. Due to rising costs, the company will exit the Hawaii market in early September 2016 when it drops the last route to Honolulu. The last 757 will exit the fleet in early 2017.

Employees in Hawaii will be relocated.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-204 N901NV (msn 25963) lands at the Las Vegas base.

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Allegiant celebrates 10 years in Florida with a new “Visit Florida” Airbus A320 logo jet

Allegiant A320-200 N228NV (15-Visit Florida)(Grd) SFB (Allegiant)(LR)

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) yesterday (November 4) celebrated 10 years of flying to Florida. The company unveiled and induced into its fleet a newly acquired Airbus A320 aircraft with a special VISIT FLORIDA branded livery. Allegiant hosted the unveiling event at the Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) north of Orlando.

The new livery commemorates the company’s ongoing partnership with VISIT FLORIDA to promote tourism and visitation in the Sunshine State. Since Allegiant began bringing visitors into Florida in 2005, the company has brought more than 22 million people into the state and generated an estimated $15.84 billion in visitor spending. Allegiant employs nearly 1,500 people in Florida d as a result of s its operations in the state.

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Between now and the end of the year, Allegiant is inaugurating 14 new Florida flights with two new routes to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, three new routes to Fort Myers, three new routes to St. Petersburg/Clearwater and six new routes to Sanford from cities across the country.

Photo: Allegiant Air. The pictured Airbus A320-214 N228NV (msn 716) was the former D-AHHD of Hamburg Airways and was painted in this special scheme last month.

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Allegiant reports its 3Q net profit increased 213.4% to $44.5 million

Allegiant Travel Group (Allegiant Air) (Las Vegas) reported its third quarter net income jumped by 213.4 percent from $14.2 million in 2014 to $44.5 million for this year.

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Aircraft fleet plan by end of period:

Aircraft – (seats per AC) 3Q15 4Q15 YE16
MD-80 (166 seats)         51       51      46
757 (215 seats)                6          5        4
A319 (156 seats)              7       10      17
A320 (177 seats)           10        15      16
Total                                74        81      83

Aircraft listed in table above include only in service aircraft, planned retirements and future aircraft under contract

Read the full report: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. Allegiant continues to expand its Airbus fleet. The company increased the number of Airbus aircraft in service by seven versus last year. According to the company, Airbus aircraft flew over 77 percent of the incremental scheduled service ASMs in the third quarter. In addition, Airbus aircraft flew over 32 percent of the third quarter ASMs versus 22 percent a year ago. Airbus A319-112 HB-JZN (msn 2387) became N302NV with Allegiant.

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Allegiant dismisses claims of an impasse in the on-going pilot negotiations

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has issued this statement in reference to the on-going pilot negotiations for a new contract:

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Allegiant issued a statement that dismantles the recent request from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Local 1224 for the National Mediation Board (NMB) to declare an impasse in pilot contract negotiations, and highlights the significant progress that has been made towards a first contract for Allegiant’s pilots.

In response to the union’s request, Allegiant COO Steve Harfst said in a letter to all company employees that the company wants to reach a deal with the union that provides Allegiant pilots with significantly higher wages, improved retirement plans, a union-sponsored health plan, and better scheduling rules. He noted that “the IBT’s request ignores the reality that significant progress is being made in these negotiations. Fourteen of 26 sections have been agreed to, and proposals for the remaining 12 sections are being actively negotiated. In fact, nine sections of the proposed contract have been agreed to just since the start of 2015, which is the clearest evidence that the parties are moving towards an agreement.”

The full text of Mr. Harfst’s letter to employees follows.

October 14, 2015

Dear Allegiant Team Members:

Earlier today, the National Mediation Board (NMB) received a letter from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) asking the NMB to declare an impasse in the pilot contract negotiations with Allegiant. I wanted to provide you with Allegiant’s perspective on this recent development.

The IBT’s request ignores the reality that significant progress is being made in these negotiations. Fourteen of 26 sections have been agreed to, and proposals for the remaining 12 sections are being actively negotiated. In fact, nine sections of the proposed contract have been agreed to just since the start of 2015, which is the clearest evidence that the parties are moving towards an agreement.

Allegiant wants to reach an agreement with its pilots as soon as possible. We are moving forward at the bargaining table and we are nowhere near impasse. This request by the Teamsters is simply their latest scheme­-without-substance, which is aimed at putting economic negotiating pressure on Allegiant. We expect this ploy by the IBT to fail — just as it did the last time they attempted this ploy with the NMB in January.

Negotiations are never easy, particularly with a first contract, where both parties are effectively starting from scratch to reach a collective bargaining agreement. But with a willing partner, we can reach an agreement that is fair and recognizes the significant contribution of our pilots to Allegiant’s success. Over the last few months, the company has made numerous proposals to the union that include significantly higher wages, improved retirement plans, a union-sponsored health plan, and better scheduling rules for the pilots.

The recent exchange of proposals demonstrates our commitment to our pilots and to the negotiations process. The parties are far from reaching an impasse. On the contrary, negotiations had gained momentum until the union decided it wouldn’t move anymore in the hopes of gaining a release from mediation. In fact, more progress has been made over the past several months than in almost three years of negotiations.

We urge the IBT to continue negotiating in good faith. The NMB has already informed us of its intention to hold the next bargaining session scheduled as planned for October 26-27.

We believe that the sooner both sides can reach an agreement, the sooner we can capitalize on the opportunities before us.

Sincerely,

Steve Harfst

Chief Operating Officer

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-204 N902NV (msn 26964) departs from Los Angeles International Airport.

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Allegiant starts g4pilots.com website for the ongoing pilot negotiations

Allegiant Air (Allegiant Travel Company) (Las Vegas) has issued this statement and letter to its employees:

Allegiant Travel Company (ALGT) today (September 29) launched a new website, g4pilots.com to provide up-to-date information about ongoing negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the union representing the company’s pilots. The site provides information about the progress of the negotiations, background on Allegiant’s operations and answers to frequently asked questions for pilots, employees and the public. The site will be continuously updated by the Company with developments in the negotiation process. Additionally, the site offers a pay calculator function, allowing pilots and others to determine future pilot pay rates if Allegiant’s current proposal is accepted by the IBT.

Meanwhile the COO issued this employee letter to the pilots:

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To Allegiant Pilots:

Upon the conclusion of last week’s negotiating session, I would like to update you on the progress that we are making in order to reach a contract agreement for you with Local 1224.

Over the past several months, Allegiant has worked hard with representatives of Local 1224 to find areas of cooperation and compromise. Both sides have yielded from previously held positions in order to find an equitable deal for you and your families; one that recognizes the valuable contribution that you, our pilots, make towards Allegiant’s success.
Working with the union, we have settled many sections and narrowed our differences in other areas. For example, during our bargaining session in Washington, DC that ended last week, Allegiant and the union continued to make progress in the critical areas of compensation, insurance and retirement.

We remain hopeful for continued progress and cooperation with Local 1224. Our objective remains to reach an agreement with your union as soon as possible so that you can begin to enjoy the benefits of increased compensation along with the confidence and stability of a complete RLA contract. With that in mind, our most recent proposals are designed to deliver you real improvements and benefits. They include:

  • pay proposals that contain higher wages,
  • programs to bolster your retirement savings, and
  • progress in the areas of scheduling and productivity.

We were disappointed the Local 1224 negotiating committee chose not to respond in kind to most of our proposals at our recent session. Despite their signals to the contrary, we hope that they remain committed to making more progress during our next scheduled meetings on October 25-26 in Washington, D.C.

Finally as we work towards a final agreement, we will launch a unique website that we hope will be helpful to you – www.G4Pilots.com. This website will include:

  • timely updates and announcements about negotiations with Local 1224,
  • key facts about Allegiant’s proposals and what they mean for your wages, benefits and job security,
  • important background information about the key issues in the negotiations, and
  • more information about the overall bargaining process.

All of my communications to you about the negotiations with the union will be posted on the website, along with other useful tools and background information. You can also sign-up to receive news and updates when additional information is added to the website.

I will notify you when the website goes live. I hope you find it to be a useful resource.

Respectfully,

Steve

Copyright Photo: Greenwing/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N864GA (msn 49912) arrives at the Las Vegas base.

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