When Allegiant Airlines announced a new $42-million base of operations at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids back in January, they added two new routes to the airfield taking travelers to both Nashville and Savannah this summer. Yesterday, they doubled that number of routes by adding in Jacksonville, Florida and New Orleans.
Allegiant announced this week they’re adding service from Grand Rapids to those two new cities in the lineup, and to celebrate, the company offered limited time, introductory, one-way fares on the new routes as low as $59.
Drew Wells is Vice President of Planning & Revenue for Allegiant. He says, “We’re excited to add two more exciting destinations to our service in Grand Rapids with these two new cities—Jacksonville and New Orleans,” and adds, “We’re certain that area travelers will love having a convenient, affordable option to get away to enjoy sunny Jacksonville or the vibrant culture of New Orleans.”
New seasonal service from Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) includes:
- New Orleans, Louisiana via Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) – beginning October 3, 2019 with fares as low as $59.
- Jacksonville, Florida via Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) – beginning October 4, 2019 with fares as low as $59.
Those new routes will operate twice weekly. With the addition of these new routes, Allegiant will now serve 11 cities from Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found only at Allegiant.com.
Brian Picardat is Interim President & CEO at Gerald R. Ford International. He says, “Allegiant is not just a vested partner in providing air service in western Michigan, but the company has shown its dedication to our community by establishing a base here earlier this month.”
Picardat adds, “Allegiant has created over 60 jobs, they have now added their 10th and 11th routes out of the Ford Airport, and they continue to provide an affordable, fun travel experience to new and popular destinations.”
Allegiant offers a unique option to Grand Rapids-area travelers with low base fares and savings on rental cars and hotels, and they tell travelers they can book their entire vacation with Allegiant for less.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant says they are focused on linking travelers to world-class leisure destinations, telling us, “The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms and rental cars. All can be purchased only through the company website, Allegiant.com.”
Beginning with one aircraft and one route in 1999, the company has grown to over 80 aircraft and more than 400 routes across the country with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic round-trip ticket.
The photo accompanying this story on Moody on the Market is courtesy of Allegiant Airlines.