Articles tagged “allegiant air”

The Secret to David Neeleman’s New U.S. Startup? The Airplane.

The Secret to David Neeleman’s New U.S. Startup? The Airplane.

Brian Sumers, Skift

Network planners often salivate over new-generation aircraft, and with good reason. New technology allows airlines to profitably fly routes that might not have worked in the past.

2 months ago

David Neeleman Taps Ex-Allegiant Air Exec for Top Strategy Role at His New Airline

David Neeleman Taps Ex-Allegiant Air Exec for Top Strategy Role at His New Airline

Brian Sumers, Skift

Former Allegiant Air executive Lukas Johnson has a reputation for choosing winning routes no other airlines have tried. That should make him an excellent choice for David Neeleman's new airline.

2 months ago

How Artificial Intelligence Determines Which Airline Stories Go Viral

How Artificial Intelligence Determines Which Airline Stories Go Viral

Brian Sumers, Skift

As a Dataminr executive told us, "There is no such thing as a secret now." If it happens on an airplane and someone puts it on social media, it is bound to become news. That's just how it goes now, for better or worse.

2 months ago

Allegiant Air’s Remedy to High Fuel Prices: Buy More Efficient Jets

Allegiant Air’s Remedy to High Fuel Prices: Buy More Efficient Jets

Brian Sumers, Skift

Good riddance. The MD-80 had its moment in the 1980s and 1990s, but manufacturers are producing much more efficient (and quieter) airplanes now.

4 months ago

Allegiant Air Remains Solidly Profitable Despite Higher Fuel Prices and Other Challenges

Allegiant Air Remains Solidly Profitable Despite Higher Fuel Prices and Other Challenges

Brian Sumers, Skift

Other than Southwest, Allegiant Air is the most consistently profitable airline in the United States. But given higher fuel prices and some recent negative press, how long will Allegiant's streak last? We're betting it continues for awhile.

7 months ago

An Allegiant Air Executive Popular With Wall Street Resigns

An Allegiant Air Executive Popular With Wall Street Resigns

Brian Sumers, Skift

Lukas Johnson isn't the most senior executive at Allegiant Air, but he has an outsized role at a company that has remarkably few executive vice presidents. He'll almost certainly be missed.

9 months ago

Department of Transportation to Audit FAA Practices Investigating Allegiant and American

Department of Transportation to Audit FAA Practices Investigating Allegiant and American

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's hard to know what to make of this. There could be something there, or the inspector general's office could just be changing the scope of its audit of the FAA to placate several members of Congress.

10 months ago

Southwest Hoping Its ‘Lovable’ Reputation Will Help It Bounce Back

Southwest Hoping Its ‘Lovable’ Reputation Will Help It Bounce Back

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest has built a reputation as a safe, reliable, and customer-friendly airline over nearly five decades. That has helped Southwest recently, as it has faced one of the biggest tragedies in its history.

10 months ago

Allegiant Air Expects No Long-Term Hit to Earnings After 60 Minutes Report

Allegiant Air Expects No Long-Term Hit to Earnings After 60 Minutes Report

Brian Sumers, Skift

What? You thought investment analysts would grill Allegiant Air executives on safety lapses detailed last week on U.S. television news? Clearly you don't know analysts well. Allegiant is solidly profitable, and given its unique model, it should stay that way. That's important to investors.

10 months ago

Why News of Allegiant Air’s Safety Record Didn’t Surprise Airline Insiders

Why News of Allegiant Air’s Safety Record Didn’t Surprise Airline Insiders

Brian Sumers, Skift

The information presented Sunday on 60 Minutes might be new to most travelers, but not to airline industry insiders. The question now: Is Allegiant getting better? We think the answer is yes.

10 months ago

How Damaging Will a 60 Minutes Report Be to Allegiant Air?

How Damaging Will a 60 Minutes Report Be to Allegiant Air?

Brian Sumers, Skift

The 60 Minutes report on Sunday about Allegiant Air was solid, serious journalism. But it wasn't much of a surprise to industry insiders, who have known about the carrier's issues for awhile. Will executives have to deal with a wider fallout now?

10 months ago

Allegiant Air Seeks to Convert Drivers to Flyers — Airline Innovation Report

Allegiant Air Seeks to Convert Drivers to Flyers — Airline Innovation Report

Brian Sumers, Skift

Few airlines share as much information as Allegiant Air. You don't often hear an airline executive (good-naturedly) criticize an aircraft in its fleet — even when it's warranted.

1 year ago