It’s been two years since Allegiant Air announced its plans to acquire six Boeing 757-200 aircraft and begin flight service from the West Coast to Hawaii
That moment is finally here.
Allegiant will begin nonstop flights from Fresno and Las Vegas to Hawaii
How much will tickets cost?
Their introductory price? $174.
Allegiant’s flights will bring up to 900 new visitors a week, generating an estimated $29.8 million in visitor expenditures and $3.25 million in tax revenue.
“Allegiant’s entry to the Hawaiian Islands is good news for the state,” said Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
“The U.S. West is our leading market and these flights will help to provide additional direct service for visitors.”
Benefits of new nonstop flights
More visitors to Hawaii means more visitor spending
More nonstop flights create more competition to win travelers, including better deals on airfare and baggage fees.
Las Vegas already features nonstop flights to Hawaii, but Fresno’s new service is a first. Hawaii
will soon have a new West Coast departure from Fresno, in California’s San Joaquin Valley.