Allegiant to launch service from Gen. Mitchell airport

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

June 20, 2017

One of Allegiant’s planes in its fleet that includes more than 80 aircrafts.
Submitted photo

MILWAUKEE —Allegiant, an airline that mainly flies out of small cities, announced it will begin service in Milwaukee out of General Mitchell International Airport.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant primarily flies to and from smaller cities and leisure destinations. On Tuesday, the company announced it will also add service to Gulfport, Mississippi and Norfolk, Virginia.

“We’re so excited to grow our network and add service in Gulfport, Norfolk and Milwaukee,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant senior vice president of commercial, in a statement. “With the addition of three new cities and a major expansion of service into Phoenix, we'll be able to offer some great fall travel options, with convenient, nonstop service across the country.”

As part of the announcement, Allegiant is offering one-way fares on the new routes starting at $29.

In addition to offering flights, Allegiant provides hotel room and rental car bookings.

The company started in 1999 with one aircraft and one route and has since grown to more than 80 aircraft and more than 300 routes across the country with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket, according to the company’s announcement.