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Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:56 am

Allegiant will announce service to Billings in the next few hours. Details to come.
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:34 am

Yeah, just found out this morning - I'm headed up to the airport soon for the press conference...

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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:42 am

I'm expecting 2 weekly LAS flights, but we'll see shortly.
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:19 am

As I expected, the schedule is 2 weekly flights on BIL-LAS to start.

Flights are on a Monday/Friday schedule.
Dep BIL 7:50pm arr LAS 8:55p
Dep LAS 4:00pm arr BIL 7:10pm
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:25 am

Soon Allegiant will be flying to all 48 states.
Wow, these guys are hot. Keep up the good work guys.
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:24 am

Last count there were 50 states.
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:34 am

Seems like Allegiant has a formula going here:

1) Pick airport in either underserved largest city in a state or a state's "Second" or "Third" city, just far enough away from the the state's biggest city for air travel to be inconvienient... (and if you've been a resident of one, you know what I mean  Wink )

2) Add a flight to Vegas

3) Away we go!

Just wonder how well this business model works...are they pretty sound financially? I don't know, so that's why I ask.
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:42 am

Next, Casper, Wyoming!! (I wish.) I wonder if CPR's runways are even big enough to handle a MD-80 series. I would research this but I am sure someone knows off the top of their head.
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:43 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 6):
Just wonder how well this business model works...are they pretty sound financially?

I haven't seen any info for the 4th quarter, but through the first 9 months of 2005 they were profitable. Additionally they received a new investment of $39.5 million in May 2005.
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:46 am

Allegiant has a long way to go!
They do not fly to:
Alabama, Alsaka, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, and D.C.

24 states!

AND COME TO SOUTH FLORIDA ALLEGIANT!

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 8):
Just wonder how well this business model works...are they pretty sound financially?

I haven't seen any info for the 4th quarter, but through the first 9 months of 2005 they were profitable. Additionally they received a new investment of $39.5 million in May 2005.

and to add...they are not a public company...therefore they don't have to disclose anything

[Edited 2006-01-25 00:52:30]
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:07 am

Quoting SkyHarborsHome (Reply 7):
Next, Casper, Wyoming!! (I wish.) I wonder if CPR's runways are even big enough to handle a MD-80 series. I would research this but I am sure someone knows off the top of their head.

A bigger question: Could the population of Casper, combined with it's popularity as a destination, fill an MD-80 series consistently enough throughout the year, so as to make such service profitable? Some small towns can do this, because the income level and business travel demand of the city's populace will support the service...I don't know the answer to this!
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:18 am

Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 9):

and to add...they are not a public company...therefore they don't have to disclose anything

They have to disclose somethings, just nowhere near as much.
a.
 
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:13 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 11):
They have to disclose somethings, just nowhere near as much.

Exactly, they do have to report some financial info to the DOT. The public just has to work a little harder to get to it.

The information available will improve this year. Allegiant was reclassified for 2006 by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics at the DOT as a Group II carrier (operating revenues over $100 million), the same as Frontier, Aloha, etc. That means more info will have to be reported.
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:47 am

Quoting SkyHarborsHome (Reply 7):
Next, Casper, Wyoming!! (I wish.) I wonder if CPR's runways are even big enough to handle a MD-80 series. I would research this but I am sure someone knows off the top of their head.

Well...the runway here in CPR is over 10k feet long...I would say its enough for an MD-80. Oh yeah...Casino Express currently operates about twice a month to Wendover NV and their 732 are always full!!!! Yes I am 100% positive an MD-80 can land here, there have been 747s land her (AF1)...several 737s, and 757s (diversions from DEN). I believe that CPR could probably be able to support 2 X LAS per week. Not only are you marketing CPR but you would also market all the towns/cties around it!!!! Other than JAC which is mostly seasonal, CPR is by far the busiest airport in WY. In 05 we hit about 90k enplanements...up about 25% from last year.
 
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:04 pm

There's still a gaping hole in between DLH, FAR, RFD, DSM, and FSDBig grin
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:12 pm

I know there are 50 states, I don't think an MD80 will make it to Hawaii !!!

Will Allegaint fly to Alaska ?

Only the shadow knows,or MG
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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:21 pm

Quoting From Allegiant Homepage:

Allegiant currently offers nonstop service to Las Vegas from:
Palm Springs, Fresno and Santa Maria, CA; Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, CO; Wichita and Topeka, KS; Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, IA; Lansing, MI; Peoria, MidAmerica STL. and Rockford IL; Bismarck and Fargo, ND; Bellingham and Pasco, WA; Green Bay, WI; Sioux Falls and Rapid City, SD; Missoula and Billings, MT; Idaho Falls, ID; Springfield, MO; McAllen, TX; South Bend, IN; Toledo, OH; Duluth, MN; Shreveport, LA; Lincoln, NE and Oklahoma City, OK.
Allegiant also offers nonstop service to Orlando-Sanford from:
Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, IA; Lansing, MI; Sioux Falls, SD; South Bend, IN; Newburgh, NY; Worcester, MA; Rockford and MidAmerica STL, IL; Toledo, OH; Portsmouth, NH; Allentown, PA; and Springfield, MO.

I count 27 states.

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RE: Allegiant To Announce Billings, MT Today

Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:59 am

I doubt an MD-80 can make it from LAS to ANC...or anywhere else in AK!!!

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