Allegiant to fly new nonstop from El Paso, TX to San Francisco Bay Area
New air service from Oakland International will be Bay Area’s first nonstop to western Texas
Oakland, Calif. – June 28, 2016: Oakland International announced today that Allegiant Air will offer the Bay Area’s only nonstop flight to El Paso, Texas, beginning October 6, 2016. The new flight will operate twice per week on Monday and Thursday. Allegiant began service at OAK in 2009 with one destination, Bellingham, WA. El Paso will be the airline’s 9th destination from the centrally located San Francisco Bay Area airport.
In addition to Bellingham and the new flight to El Paso, Allegiant also flies from OAK nonstop to Eugene, OR, Phoenix-Mesa, AZ, Idaho Falls, ID, Provo, UT, Omaha, NE, and Kalispell – Glacier Park, MT and Missoula, MT.
The airline, part of the Allegiant Travel Company, specializes in offering high value, low cost San Francisco Bay Area tour packages to travelers residing in otherwise unserved inbound markets. They partner with all of the major car rental agencies and dozens of Bay Area hotels. In 2015, Allegiant brought more than 50,000 visitors to the San Francisco Bay area through its gateway at OAK and is a major component of the area’s tourism-based economies.
“We’re pleased that Allegiant is making it easier and more affordable for residents in El Paso to visit the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Bryant L. Francis, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation. “As the airport closest to the top tourism venues in the region, we’re confident that visitors from West Texas will have an incredible time while here, and will want to return. From Wine Country to Fisherman’s Wharf, from the new SF MOMA to the Oakland Museum of California – the San Francisco Bay Area offers something of interest for everyone.”
With the flight scheduled to launch just in time for the winter holiday travel season, Allegiant will give away seats on the route’s inaugural flight as part of its Christmas in July Sweepstakes.*
Additionally, Allegiant is offering one-way fares on the route for as low as $49. **
“We are very excited to add a new route to the Bay Area,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant Chief Operating Officer. “The San Francisco Bay is one of California’s top vacation destinations, and we’re confident that El Paso travelers will take advantage of Allegiant’s brand of affordable, convenient flights.”
The new service announcement comes as Oakland International is in the midst of increasing levels of passenger traffic, having recently reported 30 consecutive months of passenger traffic growth in May.
Members of the news media needing information or assistance in reporting news about Oakland International Airport may call the airport's 24-hour Media Hotline at (510) 563-6500.
News media interested in contacting Allegiant Air may call (702) 800-2020 or email: [email protected].
* About Allegiant’s Free Flight Sweepstakes:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and residents of any Canadian province not including Québec, 18 and older. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends July 9, 2016. Subject to complete Official Rules athttp://gofly.us/cfDZ301C0qj.
** About the Introductory One-way Fares:
Seats are limited. Price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by July 1, 2016 for travel by February 14, 2017. Price displayed reflects purchase by debit card; purchase by credit card subject to surcharge not to exceed $8 each way per passenger. SeeAllegiant.com for details. Additional restrictions may apply.
About Allegiant Air
Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The airline offers industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars and attraction tickets. All can be purchased only through the company website, Allegiant.com. Beginning with one aircraft and one route in 1999, the company has grown to over 80 aircraft and more than 300 routes across the country with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit:http://gofly.us/YFuyb.
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the fourth largest airport in California and second largest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 11 million travelers each year, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top tourism and entertainment venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents.
The airport currently offers air service to 55 destinations on 13 different airline brands – seven of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region.
The vision of Oakland International Airport is to offer customers a world-class experience and be the airport of choice for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by The Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.
For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, transportation, and more, visitwww.oaklandairport.com.
Keonnis R. Taylor