Allegiant To Move Two Flights To LAX

by Sean Belk, Staff Writer

Allegiant announced that effective November 18, the low-cost carrier is moving two of its flights from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Los Angeles International.

The airline is discontinuing nonstop flights from LGB to Bellingham, Washington, and Idaho Falls, according to an announcement released July 15. Allegiant continues with its flights to Las Vegas and Colorado Springs from Long Beach.

“Moving these flights from Long Beach to Los Angeles will give our customers additional options to fly to the heart of Los Angeles,” said Andrew Levy, president of Allegiant Travel Company, in a prepared statement. “They can continue to enjoy Allegiant’s popular, low-fare, nonstop flights and travel deals to and from Southern California.”

The announcement comes after Frontier Airlines officially ended its LGB service to and from Denver in April. Allegiant and JetBlue Airways picked up the two empty slots left by Frontier.

Allegiant also recently announced it has obtained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin operating the Boeing 757-200 aircraft type, which it plans to use in its proposed service to Hawaii. The aircraft are expected to be introduced into its fleet in 2012.

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