DES MOINES, Iowa – Allegiant announced Wednesday an expansion of its operation in Des Moines with the addition of nonstop flights to Phoenix beginning December 18, 2015.
Phoenix will be Allegiant’s sixth destination from Des Moines, now offering more destinations from Des Moines than any other airline. In addition, this will bring the Des Moines International Airport up to 20 nonstop flight offerings.
“Allegiant is excited to be growing again in Des Moines with the addition of these new flights to Phoenix,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant Travel Company senior vice president of planning. “We’re certain Des Moines travelers will appreciate the convenience of a nonstop, low-cost option to this popular winter escape with its warm winters and world class golf courses.”
Kevin Foley, executive director for the airport, says the addition of these nonstop flights to Phoenix helps stoke the airport’s growth.
“Our growth this year has slowed slightly, here in Des Moines, because we didn’t have additional seats,” he said. “This is a 150 passenger aircraft – approximately a 150 passenger aircraft – operating twice a week, so that’s 300 seats a week increase in and out of Des Moines. So yes, it will increase passenger traffic throughout the terminal.”
To celebrate the new service, Allegiant is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $71, if you book by September 14, counting towards flights through May 17, 2016. More information can be found at Allegiant’s website.