We've had several questions lately about the status of Allegiant's service between Springfield and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Several of you have noticed that LAX trips can't be booked from Springfield after mid-January 2013. Here's what's going on...
For the past few months Allegiant has had problems getting gate space at LAX. As we understand there's a general shortage of gate space at LAX that has been exacerbated by airport construction. As a result Allegiant has dropped several of its LAX routes.
Allegiant management has told us that they’ve made no decision concerning our LAX service. It’s our impression that Allegiant is working to resolve its issues at LAX and is considering many options. Who knows...it might even decide to start flying from another airport is the LA area.
The bottom line is that the LAX issue is a problem that's affecting the entire Allegiant route system. And, as Allegiant management told me today, the Springfield/LAX service, "is a route we hope to continue."