Allegiant to open new aircraft base in Nashville

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) has announced plans to invest USD 50m to establish a base of operations at Nashville International Airport (BNA), the company said.

The new base is expected to create at least 66 new, high-wage jobs and housing 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 in Nashville on February 13, 2020.

Allegiant is an integrated travel company with an airline at its heart, focused on connecting customers with premier leisure experiences – from vacations to hometown family entertainment. Allegiant serves more than 450 routes across the country, with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket.

Nashville International Airport (BNA) serves 540 daily flights to 75 nonstop destinations. According to a recent, study, in 2018 alone BNA generated more than USD 7.1 billion in total economic impact, supported more than 67,000 jobs in the region, and produced more than USD 392 million in state, local and federal taxes.