Allegiant announces new Las Vegas, Hawaii flights

An Allegiant Airlines jet takes off from McCarran International Airport on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.

Allegiant Air revealed two more pieces of its Hawaii air service strategy Tuesday, announcing nonstop flights linking Boise, Idaho, and Spokane, Wash., with Honolulu.

The Las Vegas-based discount air carrier also said it also would begin nonstop flights between Boise and Las Vegas twice a week beginning Oct. 26. Allegiant will compete on the route with Southwest Airlines, which has two daily nonstop flights between Boise and Las Vegas.

The company is introducing the Boise-Las Vegas route with one-way promotional fares of $62. Tickets have to be purchased by Aug. 14 for travel by Jan. 15 to get that fare.

Allegiant will offer the flights Mondays and Fridays, leaving McCarran International Airport at 2:40 p.m. and arriving at 5:45 p.m., Mountain time. Return flights will leave Boise Airport 6:05 p.m., arriving in Las Vegas at 6:45 p.m., Pacific time.

Last week during the company’s earnings conference call, Allegiant executives said they would have a series of announcements about the use of their refurbished Boeing 757 jets, which they are dedicating to Hawaii flights.

Early Tuesday, the company announced weekly flights from Boise on Sundays and return flights on Saturdays. Later in the day, Allegiant announced weekly flights from Spokane on Saturdays and returns on Fridays.

The airline, which capitalizes on flights from small cities to resort destinations and packaging flights with hotel room stays and car rentals, is introducing both routes with $180 one-way tickets.

Allegiant will begin the Spokane flights Feb. 9 and the Boise flights Feb. 10.

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