Yes, it's true. Beginning May 3 Allegiant Air begins non-stop service between Springfield and Los Angeles International Airport. The introductory fare is $99 one way. The new destination means that five of Springfield's 13 destinations are now provided by a low-cost airline: Allegiant.
When the service begins it will be the airport's first regularly scheduled flight to the West Coast. It will also be the longest regularly scheduled flight in the airport's history: 1,425 miles.
From a "big picture" perspective, the new service is very important—when you look at a map showing our destination cities, there are two obvious gaps in our service: the upper East Coast and the West Coast. The new LAX service will fill that West Coast gap.
In the photo, Doug Pitt, past chair of the Springfield Chamber, and Gary Cyr, director of the Springfield Airport, announce the new service to Los Angeles