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.
Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) plans to temporarily suspend service to Hawaii from seven of the nine mainland cities after the summer season.
Allegiant will suspend flights beginning on August 14 from Boise, Idaho; Eugene, Oregon; Phoenix; Spokane, Washington; and Fresno, Stockton and Santa Maria, all in California according to this report by the Star Advertiser.
The company has recently been struggling with some well-publicized Hawaii cancellations due to mechanical issues affecting its Boeing 757-200 fleet.