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Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:12 am

RFD will be announcing new air service tomorrow, December 5, 2012 at a press conference.

WHAT: New Air Service Announcement

WHERE: Chicago Rockford International Airport Main Terminal, Observation Court

WHEN: Press Conference at 1:00 p.m. followed by drawing for trip.


Let the guessing begin.   Maybe something new on G4? RFD-FLL or PGD? Seems like a stretch but I suppose there is a small chance of RFD-MYR or OAK as well.
 
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Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:19 am

Oh I like these G4 guessing threads...

RFD-SAN..?

How big is the FLL operation for G4 anyways?

Maybe another Apple vacations route??
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Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:50 am

Are we sure its G4? Could it be new legacy/low cost carrier? NK?

Oooo how about DFW-RFD!?
 
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Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:25 am

Yes, I was thinking something like FLL, MYR or SFB... maybe LAS. Let's wait and see!
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Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:33 am

Quoting dlramp4life (Reply 1):


How big is the FLL operation for G4 anyways?

Maybe another Apple vacations route??

G4 isn't huge in FLL, but does serve the following:

AVL
GSP
GRR
HTS
TYS
LEX
PBG

Another Apple vacations route would seem reasonable too.

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 2):
Are we sure its G4? Could it be new legacy/low cost carrier? NK?
Quoting mhkansan (Reply 2):
Oooo how about DFW-RFD!?


Nope G4 is just a guess on my part. NK could be possible too.

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 3):

Yes, I was thinking something like FLL, MYR or SFB... maybe LAS. Let's wait and see!


The last two are already served on G4 from RFD, but of course that doesn't mean some one else can't serve those routes as well.

Edit: Also worth noting G4 has been doing contests for tickets on the recently new RST-IWA service. They also have flown RFD-FLL in the past from Nov. 16, 2007 through May 31, 2008. They cited high fuel costs when they pulled the route.

[Edited 2012-12-04 21:18:45]
 
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Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:34 am

I would guess RFD-PGD as it seems they will want to start announcing the next batch of cities going there. With more aircraft coming in they should be able to jump into the former Direct Air PGD routes now.
 
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Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:48 am

RFD-PGD is now a selection on G4's website. I now eagerly await someone else coming and guessing something else.
 
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Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:57 am

Thought I had a scoop when I ran across a ferry set up ORD-RFD on UA 12/5. But it leaves ORD at 10pm, hours after any press conference.
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Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:02 pm

Here is an excerpt from the official Allegiant press release:

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (Dec. 5, 2012) — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) announces today, new nonstop jet service from three cities – Rockford, Ill.; Toledo, Ohio; and Plattsburgh, N.Y. – to Southwest Florida via Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) starting in February, 2013. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $85.99* one way, including taxes and fees, from the following cities to Fort Myers/Punta Gorda:
1. Rockford, Ill. – begins Feb. 14, 2013 with fares as low as $99.99* each way
2. Toledo, Ohio – begins Feb. 16, 2013 with fares as low as $85.99* each way
3. Plattsburgh, N.Y. – begins Feb. 23, 2013 with fares as low as $109.99* each way
 
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Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:30 pm

There we go.  

Plattsburgh was a surprise though.
 
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RE: Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:22 pm

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 9):
Plattsburgh was a surprise though.

No surprise here on that one! The surprise to me is that it took them this long to announce Rockford.
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RE: Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:31 pm

Quoting stlgph (Reply 10):
No surprise here on that one! The surprise to me is that it took them this long to announce Rockford.

 

I'm pretty sure RFD and TOL have been in the works for months, it just came down to a/c availability. TOL had been pushing to get service to PGD start a couple months back, but that fell through due to the 2nd airport they were working with not getting it together. At the same time RFD was ready to announce service to PGD but said the plans fell through. Not to hard to put those pieces together. LOL

All three cities should do very well on this. Looking at the FlyTOL site, the last full month for Direct Air (February) showed this being a very strong route for them with load factors in the mid to upper 90s.
 
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RE: Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:00 pm

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 11):

Well, of course. I'm just surprised Rockford service didn't come a lot earlier than some of the other cities is all.
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RE: Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:13 pm

PGD-TOL/RFD makes all the sense in the world... those were two highly successful routes for Direct Air.

I think this brings G4 up to 10 or 11 routes from PGD. Looks like PGD might need that terminal expansion after all.
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RE: Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:14 pm

Here is the writeup on the RFD-PGD announcement:

Courtesy: Rockford Register Star

Allegiant Air To Fly From Rockford To SW Florida

http://www.rrstar.com/blogs/brianlea...to-fly-from-Rockford-to-SW-Florida
 
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RE: Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:06 pm

Either Allegiant had just a few introductory fare seats or the TOL market really has jumped on these flights...all intro flights were sold out as of 2:00pm for the first two months...Of all of the Allegiant markets, I think this one could be the best of all 3 of them.
 
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RE: Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:00 pm

Quoting flyinryan99 (Reply 15):

Either Allegiant had just a few introductory fare seats or the TOL market really has jumped on these flights...all intro flights were sold out as of 2:00pm for the first two months...Of all of the Allegiant markets, I think this one could be the best of all 3 of them.

This makes me wonder if TOL-PGD will give FWA-PGD (which is doing very well) a run for the money in loads and yields when it comes to G4 PGD route performance.
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RE: Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:05 am

Would love to see CID-PGD some day, hopefully soon! Sounds like they are finally growing PGD.
 
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RE: Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:54 am

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 16):
This makes me wonder if TOL-PGD will give FWA-PGD (which is doing very well) a run for the money in loads and yields when it comes to G4 PGD route performance.

Considering Direct Air was nearly completely filling the flights out of TOL, I would think this is going to be a very good route for them.

Looking at the books so far for today (based on their seat map, which won't be entirely accurate), TOL is booked to 63 and RFD to 54. Not bad for first day sales. Compared to FWA which is at 55 for that portion of February.
 
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RE: Allegiant Announces RFD/TOL/PBG-PGD Service

Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:29 am

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 18):
Looking at the books so far for today (based on their seat map, which won't be entirely accurate), TOL is booked to 63 and RFD to 54. Not bad for first day sales. Compared to FWA which is at 55 for that portion of February.

Looks like these routes just might be up with FWA.

Is G4 basing a second aircraft at PGD for these new flights? I know that before, it was a one-plane base.
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