Allegiant Air Announces New Low-Cost Service Between OAK & Eugene, Oregon
April 14, 2009
Allegiant Air Announces New Low-Cost, Nonstop Service Between Oakland International Airport and Eugene, Oregon
First-Time Ever Service from Oak; Two Weekly Flights
Oakland, Calif. (Apr. 14, 2009) — Las Vegas-based airline, Allegiant Air, recently announced plans to offer low-cost, nonstop service between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Eugene Airport (EUG) beginning June 8, 2009. This important new service marks the first-ever nonstop flights between OAK and Eugene, the second largest city in the state of Oregon.
"We are pleased that Allegiant Air plans to continue growing in Oakland," said Steve Grossman, director of aviation for the Port of Oakland, which owns and operates OAK. "Now, travelers have a convenient link between the San Francisco Bay Area and Eugene, a key gateway to Oregon, and the growing Pacific Northwest region. These flights will have a positive impact on tourism-related industries."
Allegiant uses 150-seat MD-80 jet aircraft. The approximate 85-minute flights will operate twice weekly with service on Monday and Friday. Flights will operate as follows:
Allegiant also offers flights between OAK and Bellingham International Airport (BLI) in Northwest Washington, a gateway to British Columbia, Canada, with two weekly flights. The airline plans to offer three weekly flights by May and four weekly flights by June in this market.
The low-cost carrier moved its flight operations to OAK from San Francisco International Airport in February 2009, citing the East Bay airport’s lower operating costs, accessibility to downtown San Francisco, and on-time reliability.
About the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the third busiest containerport on the U.S. West Coast. Oakland International Airport offers over 150 daily nonstop departures to 32 destinations; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square, and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas.
About Allegiant Air
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations such as Las Vegas, Orlando, Fla. Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla., Phoenix-Mesa, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the Company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline offering air travel both on a stand-alone basis and bundled with hotel rooms, rental cars and other travel related services. Please visit www.allegiantair.com.