Allegiant Travel Company plans on establishing a new base in Provo, Utah with operations expected to start on November 16, 2022. The carrier will invest around $95 million in the base which will support 157 new jobs.
On Tuesday (April 26, 2022), Allegiant Travel Company announced the opening of a new base at Provo Airport (PVU) in Utah with operations expected to commence on November 16, 2022. The carrier will invest approximately $95 million in the new base, while creating at least 157 new high-wage jobs. Allegiant began operations at PVU in 2013, and currently offers direct service from Provo to eight destinations including Austin and Houston (Texas), St. Pete-Clearwater (Florida), Phoenix and Mesa (Arizona), and Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Orange County (California). Since launching operations, Allegiant has carried over 700,000 passengers to and from Provo. The carrier in now hiring pilots, cabin crew, mechanics and ground personnel to support Provo operations. Interested applicants can apply online by clicking here.
In Tuesday’s announcment, Allegiant’s Vice President of Government Affairs, Keith Hansen, said,
“We're delighted to grow alongside Provo, a market with phenomenal growth and convenient access to some of Utah's most treasured destinations. Allegiant understands the value of Provo Airport. Building on the success of eight existing routes at PVU, our investment means having locally-based aircraft and crews, opening the door for future new destination opportunities for residents.”
Also commenting on the new base opening, Provo Airport’s Interim Manager, Brian Torgersen, added,
“Allegiant Air has found a following with their unique brand of travel focused on low-cost, nonstop flights to popular destinations without the hassle of layovers and connections. We are pleased to launch a new era of travel at the Provo Airport, with Allegiant's base operations expansion being key to our future success.”
Founded in 1999, Las Vegas-based Allegiant is an integrated travel company with an airline at its heart, and a focus on linking passengers from small to medium cities to world-class leisure destinations with all non-stop flights and industry-low average fares. The company offers base airfares that are often half the price of a typical roundtrip ticket and currently operates an all-Airbus A320 Family fleet. Allegiant recently placed an order for up to 100 Boeing 737-7 and 737-8-200 MAX jets.
Source: Allegiant Travel Company/PRNewswire