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Allegiant Returning To Springfield (SPI)  
User currently onlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9303 posts, RR: 25
Posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

After briefly offering service from Springfield to Las Vegas, their route map this morning this showing Springfield to Punta Gorda, clickable from their website under "travel tools" at www.allegiantair.com

Vision Airlines had operated Springfield to Ft Myers seasonally....

It is not bookable on the website as of yet, though.


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22726 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

The combination of BLV/BMI-SFB and SPI-PGD is interesting. Are they trying to avoid cannibalizing themselves?


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User currently onlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9303 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 1):

It's smart in that it spreads the branding. However, I figured we'd see Bloomington/Normal to Punta Gorda before opening up a whole new city. They must have some insight to how Vision did in the market.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22726 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Quoting stlgph (Reply 2):
It's smart in that it spreads the branding.

Agreed.

Quoting stlgph (Reply 2):
However, I figured we'd see Bloomington/Normal to Punta Gorda before opening up a whole new city.

As long as they aren't paying for their ground handling either place - and I expect they are not - it probably doesn't make a lot of difference whether it's one city or two. The two are close enough together that Bloomington folks who want to fly to PGD will make the drive.



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User currently offlineMLI717fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

I wonder what this will do to the PIA-PGD route that they recently started. PIA-PIE/AZA/LAS routes all saw sharp declines when G4 came into MLI. I noticed in the schedule extension, PIA-PGD starts in November/December and goes until the end of the schedule extension. PIA-PIE also has some pretty large seasonal increases. I hope they aren't spreading themselves too thin.

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 3):
As long as they aren't paying for their ground handling either place - and I expect they are not - it probably doesn't make a lot of difference whether it's one city or two.

It does seem odd to have so many small stations so close together, but in addition to what you said, they got a federal grant for starting this route out of SPI.

Maybe they can start service to MYR out of CMI and FLL out of DEC just to keep the trend going! (Kidding)


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5791 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

The flights are in the system now. Starts Nov 6 with 2X per week.

Very shifting schedule, days it operates bounce around in the next few months:
Week 1: Tues/Sat
Week 2: Wed/Sat
Week 3: Thursday only (that is Thanksgiving Day)
Week 4: Mon/Wed/Sat
Week 5 to 7: Wed/Sat
Week 8: Tues/Sat (Tues is Christmas Day)
Week 9 to 13: Wed/Sat
Week 14: Friday only
Week 15 (Feb 18) onward to April: Mon/Fri



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User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3095 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Courtesy: The State Journal-Register

Allegiant To Begin Springfield-To-Florida Service Nov. 6

"Non-stop flights between Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport and Punta Gorda Airport initially will be offered Tuesday and Saturday at an introductory fare of $92.99 one way, taxes and fees included.

"We've been looking to re-enter the market, and we think this is the perfect time," Eric Fletcher, manager of airports for Allegiant, said during a press conference at the local airport."

http://business-news.thestreet.com/s...pringfield-florida-service-nov-6/1


Courtesy: WICS-TV

Flight To Punta Gorda Returns To SPI

"Hanna also tells us he's excited to have Allegiant back because that airline can open more destination opportunities for Springfield. Places like Las Vegas, Pheonix, Orlando, and St. Petersburg. Besides Chicago and Dallas as destinations, the airport also provides service to Myrtle Beach, by way of Vision Airlines. That flight, however, ends Sunday."

http://www.wics.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_6822.shtml


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