HONOLULU, Hawaii: The Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company has announced a new, nonstop air service from the mainland to Honolulu beginning in late June.
From the company press release:
The new service will provide new economic development by allowing customers to visit the popular vacation destination for new lower fares.
The carrier will offer introductory fares as low as $174* one-way, including taxes and fees, from Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to:
1. Fresno, Calif. — begins June 30 with fares as low as 174* each way
2. Las Vegas — begins June 29 with fares as low as $174* each way
Flight days and times for all markets can be found at allegiant.com.
“The announcement of service to Hawaii is a great achievement for Allegiant,” Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant president, said. “Service to Las Vegas and Fresno reflects a moderate growth plan by our company. With the addition of the four aircraft we have acquisitioned, we plan to expand service to other mainland cities in the future. We anticipate the service will be very popular, especially when customers take advantage of Allegiant’s low pricing when bundling their air, hotel and car rental package.”
Allegiant is more than an airline, it’s an innovative travel company dedicated to providing the best travel deals to its customers. Linking U.S. cities to world-class leisure destinations, Allegiant provides low-cost travel packages that include not only air, but hotel, rental car and attractions. Founded in 1997, Allegiant became a public company in December 2006, under the Allegiant Travel Company name and trades on the NASDAQ under ticker ALGT. Allegiant is led by a team of successful airline industry veterans who take the proven attributes of the low-cost airline business model and creatively adapted them to best serve the company’s targeted leisure clientele and destinations.
Allegiant’s $174* one-way fares are limited, not available on all flights and must be purchased by April 30, 2012 for travel by Nov. 13, 2012.
Reservations can be made on the company’s website at allegiant.com or by calling the company’s travel experts at 702-505-8888.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority issued this response to the good economic news:
We are pleased that Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has announced that it will enter the Hawai’i market in June 2012 servicing Fresno, CA and Las Vegas. The initial cities Allegiant Air will service directly to Hawai’i are from the U.S. West market, the largest market to Hawai’i’s tourism economy, which is projected to draw more than 3.1 million visitors in 2012. The addition of these flights will help to provide additional direct flight access to the Hawaiian Islands and is estimated to provide $29.8 million in visitor expenditures and $3.25 million in tax revenue.
Allegiant’s entrance into Hawai’i will bring attention to our market as we head into the summer booking period. It will also help to open doors to many new travelers by providing low-cost travel package options that include air, hotel, rental car and attractions. The HTA anticipates that Allegiant’s announcement will also help to stimulate airfare repositioning and attract incremental visitors and visitor spending for the Hawaiian Islands.
We are pleased that this established and fast-growing airline and travel company will commence operating flights to the state and look forward to their continued growth here. We wish Allegiant Air success on their new routes and will continue to work with them in the future.