FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6006 posts, RR: 27 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2115 times:
Business Week magazine has published a long article about Allegiant.
I like this comment from CEO Maury Gallagher
Quote: Aside from the ancillary revenues, Allegiant has built its network on assiduously avoiding large airports and deeper-pocketed airlines, giving it a buffer from competitors that the CEO jokingly refers to as "a bit of a porcupine model." "No one's interested in us, and we just kind of stay away from everyone," says Gallagher
I also liked this conclusion to the article
Quote: Allegiant has kept its focus on fine-tuning a business model that has thus far proved resilient, and managers "don't let themselves get distracted by illusions of grandeur," says Harteveldt, the Forrester analyst.
"Everybody wants to have the broad international networks and the big, shiny wide-body jets," Harteveldt says. But Allegiant, he says, aims to show that "bigger is not always better."
BP1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1872 times:
Congratulations to Allegiant Air not only on the positive press but in taking a model and making it work while carefully staying away from the sharks at the major carriers. Allegiant's approach really allows us to be hopeful that in today's high oil market, there are some carriers with business plans that actually work even with expensive fuel. One of the most important points they make is really that they do not want to be some huge, grandeur airline. I believe there are niches for any business model, but hats off to Allegiant for staying true to their plan and doing what they do well. Because at the end of the day, is there really anything wrong with that?
"First To Fly The A-380" / 26 October 2007 SYD-SIN Inaugural
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6006 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1756 times:
Quoting BP1 (Reply 3): One of the most important points they make is really that they do not want to be some huge, grandeur airline. I believe there are niches for any business model, but hats off to Allegiant for staying true to their plan and doing what they do well. Because at the end of the day, is there really anything wrong with that?
Unfortunately there are a few on here who think Allegiant should be like all other airlines. And some who knock the airline for unbundling the product. But like you said all that really matters is that a company can make money doing what it choses to do.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain