Allegiant Inaugurates Service Into New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) celebrates the debut of low-cost, nonstop flights to New Orleans, the carrier’s newest destination. Seasonal service between New Orleans and Cincinnati, Columbus and Indianapolis, and year-round service to Orlando, kicked-off today, just in time for travelers to experience Mardi Gras. In celebration of its arrival in New Orleans, Allegiant, known for its affordable and convenient travel deals, will offer introductory one-way fares as low as $66*.
“We are very excited to announce New Orleans as our newest destination city and to offer Allegiant travelers the option of vacationing in the Big Easy for less,” Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel Company senior vice president of planning, said. “Over 75 percent of New Orleans visitors are here for vacation, making the city a perfect fit for Allegiant’s brand of low-cost leisure travel. With four routes and eight flights a week, we expect to bring a significant number of new visitors to experience all that NOLA has to offer.”
New routes announced include:
Seasonal service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) from:
• Cincinnati, OH – Feb. 4, 2015, through May 5, 2015, with fares as low as $66* one way.
• Columbus, OH – Feb. 5, 2015, through April 8, 2015, with fares as low as $73* one way.
• Indianapolis, IN – Feb. 5, 2015, through May 5, 2015, with fares as low as $85* one way.
Year-round service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) from:
• Orlando, FL. – Feb. 5, 2015, through Aug. 17, 2015, with fares as low as $66* one way.
The new flights will all operate twice weekly. Allegiant’s service will be the only nonstop option connecting these major metropolitan areas to New Orleans. The new flights will bring nearly 30,000 visitors each year, generating an estimated additional $13.5 million for the city. Flight days and times and the lowest fares can be found only at Allegiant.com.
“We are so excited to welcome Allegiant Air to our region,” Iftikhar Ahmad, Airport director of aviation, said. “Their ultra-low fares offer incredible opportunities for visitors to spend less money on their travel and have more fun in our great city.”
*About the introductory one-way fares:
Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Feb. 12, 2015, for travel by Aug. 18, 2015. Price displayed reflects purchase by debit card; purchase by credit card subject to surcharge not to exceed $8 each way per passenger. See Allegiant.com for details. For optional services and baggage fees, please visit Allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.