Allegiant receives ETOPS certification and Flag Carrier status from the FAA

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) on June 12 obtained Extended-Range Operations (ETOPS) certification and Flag Carrier Status from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The company announced earlier this year its entrance into Hawaii. ETOPS certification and Flag Carrier status are both necessary for flying to Hawaii.

Allegiant will offer nonstop air service to Honolulu, Hawaii from:

Las Vegas — begins June 29

Fresno, California — begins June 30

Bellingham, Washington — begins November 15

Monterey, California — begins November 16

Eugene, Oregon — begins November 17

Santa Maria, California — begins November 17

Stockton, California — begins November 18

Allegiant will also offer nonstop air service to Maui, Hawaii from:

Bellingham, Washington — begins November 14

Allegiant will utilize 757-200 aircraft on its Hawaiian routes. The company operates four 757-200 aircraft and owns two additional, which are on lease to a European carrier. These aircraft are expected to be introduced into Allegiant’s fleet during the fourth quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013.
Copyright Photo: Eddie Maloney.