Allegiant Air recently announced it will be launching new flights to Providence this fall. The airline will be introducing flights to three new destinations. Media reports said Allegiant Air will be launching its maiden nonstop flight to Punta Gorda from Providence starting from September 28, 2017. The airline’s second nonstop service from here will be launched to St. Petersburg from October 27, while the third nonstop flights to Cincinnati would become operational from November 17 this year. The flights on these three new routes would be operated twice weekly. Providence will now become Allegiant Air’s third destination in New England. The other two destinations include Bangor and Portsmouth.
According to the reports, Allegiant Air is now the second ULCC (ultra-low cost carrier) to launch new flights to Providence within few weeks. Earlier, leading ULCC Frontier Airlines had announced on May 24 this year that it would be launching flights on two new routes from Providence effective from August 14. These destinations include Orlando and Denver.
Apart from Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines, Providence will be served by other airlines as well. European budget carrier Norwegian Air has also launched nonstop flights to Scotland from Providence. This is the airline’s first of five European routes to be launched from Providence. Norway’s leading low-cost carrier will be launching flights on two new routes as well from Providence to the French Caribbean this fall.
Lukas Johnson, Allegiant Air’s Senior Vice President of Commerical, said, “It is a matter of great delight that Allegiant Air is able to bring its highly cost-effective, convenient connections to Providence. Travelers from New England are looking forward to seamless, nonstop air connectivity to new destinations at unbelievably affordable airfares suiting every budget.”
Allegiant Air is one of the three big ULCCs in the United States. The other two ULCCs include Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines. These three carriers have carved a niche for themselves in offering rock-bottom base fares, while simultaneously charging extra fee for the exclusive services required by the customers.