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St. Cloud, Minnesota to have airline service again via Allegiant Air

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced it will launch twice-weekly service from Mesa, Arizona (near Phoenix) to St. Cloud, MN on December 15.  Delta dropped service to St. Cloud (to MSP) in December 2009.

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Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Allegiant also operates the McDonnell Douglas DC-9-87 (MD-87), mainly for charter flights. The short-fuselage type will be retired in 2013.

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Allegiant Air continues to add new routes, will also fly for Peppermill Casinos

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced new, nonstop jet service between Grand Rapids, MI and Punta Gorda, FL (near Fort Myers) will begin on November 18.

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) and Charlotte County Airport (PGD), with service on Thursdays and Sundays. Flights will depart Grand Rapids at 7 a.m. (0700) arriving in Charlotte County Airport at 9:45 a.m. (0945). Flights leaving Charlotte County Airport will depart at 10:25 a.m. (1025) arriving in Grand Rapids at 1:20 p.m. (1320) (all flight times are local). The carrier will utilize a full-size, 150-seat DC-9-82/83 (MD-80) jet aircraft on the route.

The company also announced new, nonstop jet service between Idaho Falls, ID and Mesa, AZ (near Phoenix) will begin on November 12.

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) with service on Mondays and Fridays. Flights will depart Idaho Falls at 12 p.m. (1200) arriving in Mesa at 2 p.m. (1400). Flights leaving Mesa will depart at 9:20 a.m. (0920) arriving in Idaho Falls at 11:20 a.m. (1120) (all flight times are local).

Allegiant also announced that it has entered into a three-year, fixed-fee agreement with Peppermill Casinos, Inc. Under the agreement, Allegiant will provide air transportation for the casino company’s three Wendover, NV properties. Allegiant expects to generate more than $20 million in revenue over the three-year term of the agreement. The agreement is subject to earlier termination by either party.

By March 1, 2011, Allegiant will base one 150-seat, DC-9-80 (MD-80) series jet aircraft in Wendover to provide charter services to a number of small cities throughout the United States for the Peppermill’s three Wendover resort properties: Montego Bay Casino Resort, Rainbow & Hotel Casino and Peppermill Hotel & Casino. The travel company will establish a base in Wendover with more than 20 employees, including maintenance, flight crews and stations personnel.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Allegiant also operates three smaller DC-9-87 (MD-87) aircraft. N949MA (msn 49779) taxies to runway 9L at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.

Allegiant Air to start Minot-Las Vegas service

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced new, nonstop jet service between Minot, ND and Las Vegas starting on October 22.

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Minot International Airport (MOT) and McCarran International Airport (LAS), with service on Monday and Friday. Flights will depart Minot at 12:10 p.m. (1210) arriving in Las Vegas at 1 p.m. (1300). Flights leaving Las Vegas will depart at 6:50 a.m. (0650) arriving in Minot at 11:30 a.m. (1130) (all flight times are local). The carrier will utilize a full-size, 150-seat McDonnell Douglas DC-9-80 (MD-80) jet aircraft on the route.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. DC-9-87 (MD-87) N949MA (msn 49779) taxies to runway 9L at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.

Allegiant Air to start new service from Long Beach

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) announced new jet service to Long Beach, CA, and Mesa, AZ (near Phoenix) from Colorado Springs, CO, will begin on September 15.

The new flights will operate five times weekly between Colorado Springs Airport (COS) and Long Beach Airport (LGB) with service on Wednesday and Saturday. Flights will depart Colorado Springs at 9:25 a.m. (0925) arriving in Long Beach at 10:40 a.m. (1040). Flights leaving Long Beach will depart at 11:20 a.m. (1120) arriving in Colorado Springs at 2:30 p.m. (1430) (all flight times are local).

The new service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) will operate on Wednesday and Saturday. Flights will depart Colorado Springs at 3:10 p.m. (1510) arriving in Phoenix-Mesa at 3:55 p.m. (1555). Flights leaving Phoenix-Mesa will depart at 6 a.m. (0600) arriving in Colorado Springs at 8:45 a.m. (0845) (all flight times are local).

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-87 (MD-87) N949MA (msn 49779) taxies to the runway at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.