Allegiant Air announced four new seasonal routes from Los Angeles International Airport today. I don’t see it in the press release, but I expect these flights will operate twice per week, as is the airline’s strategy in most markets.
- Cedar Rapids, Iowa – begins June 6, 2014 with fares as low as $92*
- Great Falls, Mont. – begins June 6, 2014 with fares as low as $88*
- Kalispell, Mont. – begins June 5, 2014 with fares as low as $89*
- McAllen, Texas – begins June 5, 2014 with fares as low as $99*
These routes aren’t really meant for Angelenos, since Allegiant does the bulk of its business transporting passengers from smaller cities into bigger ones, like L.A. (And selling those folks vacation packages for the big city.) But these routes, especially Kalispell, could be of use to some L.A. travelers. Kalispell is the gateway to Glacier National Park, and it’s not easy to get to.
On every other airline, passengers must connect. Airchive.com says Delta has the only non-stop flight to Kalispell, and it’s only once per week — on Saturdays.