Articles tagged “allegiant air”

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.

3 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.

5 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.

5 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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?

6 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.

10 months ago

Allegiant Air Agonizes Over New Routes for Months or Even Years

Allegiant Air Agonizes Over New Routes for Months or Even Years

Brian Sumers, Skift

Allegiant can't fly its MD80s from some cities at certain times of the year. It sometimes cancels routes before they launch. And it's not interested in coast-to-coast routes. Learn why in this discussion with the airline's director of planning.

11 months ago

Complications of Getting Catering to the Plane — Airline Innovation Report

Complications of Getting Catering to the Plane — Airline Innovation Report

Brian Sumers, Skift

Are you upset some airlines charge $3 for a soda? There's a reason prices are higher than at a convenience store. It's not easy or cheap to get provisions onto an aircraft.

11 months ago

Allegiant Air Will Enter the Hotel and Condo Business With Massive Florida Property

Allegiant Air Will Enter the Hotel and Condo Business With Massive Florida Property

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

At least one high-profile Allegiant Air executive left the airline recently in part because he didn't want it to divest from its core mission of flying passengers, multiple sources have told Skift. But the project is happening anyway. We'll see if Allegiant has more success than other airlines that have entered the hotel business.

1 year ago

Low-Cost Spirit and Allegiant Struggle to Fly On Time

Low-Cost Spirit and Allegiant Struggle to Fly On Time

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Allegiant and Spirit are giving the absurd excuse that an airline can't be both low-cost and on-time. Wrong. In Europe, budget carrier Ryanair tops the rankings for on-time performance.

1 year ago