|Quoting RJNUT (Reply 44):|
I think this could be right.. I am curious to see how G4 fairs in the MCI market as it is completely Florida-centric. I have not heard a lot of buzz yet
|Quoting enilria (Reply 46):|
G4 has a unique advantage with their packaging. They are more like Apple than NK.
Allegiant is currently looking to tweak/expand their business model to capture some spill traffic in non-lesiure P2P markets. MCI is one they supposedly are considering for that type of flights.
Bricker said Allegiant is moving into a phase of its growth strategy where it can start connecting smaller markets as well as fly to vacation destinations. He said Kansas City's future may be inspired by the company's experience at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (Code: CVG) where Allegiant is finding success flying nonstop to nearby destinations that are underserved by incumbent airlines.
Bricker said Allegiant is already considering a few similar flights out of Kansas City, but he said the company's plans call for slow and deliberate growth. Right now, the company is just focused on establishing itself in the market. Bricker said the company is not looking to take any market share away from other airlines.
But Allegiant is also expressing concern about the potential for increased costs from MCI's proposed terminal project:
Because of its low-cost business model, the airline is highly sensitive to changes in the cost of flying out of an airport. For example, Allegiant spokesman Justin Ralenkotter issued the following statement on the airline's behalf on the simmering plans to carry out major work at the airport. "Allegiant agrees on the need for terminal renovations at the Kansas City airport, but believes plans need to proceed with strong attention to the costs for air carriers," the statement said.