is an American low-cost airline
owned by Allegiant Travel Co.
() that operates scheduled and charter flights. It is a publicly traded company
with 1,300 employees and one billon USD market capitalization. The corporate headquarters is in Enterprise
, unincorporated Clark County
The airline also offers international vacation packages through its Allegiant Vacations
In addition to continued service at Orlando Sanford International Airport
, Orlando International Airport
became an Allegiant focus city, on February 1, 2010, for one year, and closed on February 1, 2011.Grand Rapids, Michigan
, became Allegiant's latest focus city at Gerald R. Ford International Airport
on April 27, 2010.
Allegiant was founded in 1997 under the name WestJet Express
. After a trademark dispute with West Jet Air Center of Rapid City, South Dakota
, and with the name's similarity to WestJet Airlines
, the airline adopted the name Allegiant Air and received its operating certificate
for scheduled and charter domestic operations in 1998. The airline also has authority for charter service to Canada
. Wholly owned by Allegiant Travel, the airline now has over 1,300 employees.
Scheduled service began on October 15, 1999, between Las Vegas and the airline's initial hub in Fresno, California
, at the Fresno Yosemite......