Allegiant to open new aircraft base in Grand Rapids

Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) has announced it plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the company said.

Allegiant´s growth plans in the state include creating at least 66 new, high-wage jobs.

The Las Vegas-based company is investing more than USD 42 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 Gerald R. Ford International Airport on June 4, 2019.

Allegiant serves 11 non-stop routes from the state of Michigan, including flights from Grand Rapids and Flint. The company announced new service to Nashville, Tennessee and Savannah, Georgia.

Grand Rapids will become the airline´s 16th aircraft base, which will allow Allegiant to expand its service to and from the city, offer more new non-stop routes in the future, and further connect Grand Rapids businesses, residents and visitors to destinations around the world.

Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms and rental cars.