Allegiant says it will begin service from the mainland to Hawaii, beginning in June, from Fresno, CA and Las Vegas. This morning's announcement ends two years of speculation about which mainland cities would get the proverbial prize — Allegiant first announced its intent to fly to Hawaii in March of 2010.
Allegiant president, Andrew Levy, says, "Service to Las Vegas and Fresno reflects a moderate growth plan by our company. With the addition of the four aircraft we have acquisitioned, we plan to expand service to other mainland cities in the future. We anticipate the service will be very popular, especially when customers take advantage of Allegiant's low pricing when bundling their air, hotel and car rental package."
As many of you know, Allegiant provides our airport with non-stop service to Las Vegas. How much would a Springfield - Vegas - Hawaii fare cost, vs. fare from Kansas City to Hawaii? Let the comparison shopping begin!