Allegiant to add aircraft base in Tennessee

Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) has announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, the company said.

As part of Allegiant´s growth plans in Tennessee, the company plans to create up to 66 new, high-wage jobs in the area.

The Las Vegas-based company is investing more than $50 million to establish its new base of operations, which will house two Airbus aircraft. The company, which focuses on linking travelers in small-to-medium cities to world-class leisure destinations, plans to begin its base operations at McGhee Tyson Airport in October 2018.

Today, Allegiant serves 27 routes from five cities in the state of Tennessee, including flights from Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga and Tri-Cities. Of the routes, 22 are non-competitive, providing Tennesseans more nonstop options across the country.

Allegiant is focused on linking travelers in small-to-medium cities to world-class leisure destinations. The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms and rental cars.