(Photo: Sarah Richardson, Allegiant's manager of airport affairs, and Bishop Airport CEO Nino Sapone)
Allegiant Travel Co. on Aug. 10 announced plans to establish a base of operations at Flint Bishop International Airport. The Las Vegas-based airline will invest $75 million to establish the new aircraft and crew base in Flint, creating at least 89 high-wage jobs and housing three Airbus A320 aircraft.
The company, which focuses on linking travelers in small-to-medium cities to world-class leisure destinations, plans to begin its base operations in Flint on Feb. 16, 2022.
At yesterday's airport news conference, Allegiant also announced new nonstop service from Bishop to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport beginning Nov. 18, with special one-way introductory fares as as low as $59.