Allegiant Air began non-stop service to Las Vegas from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport this afternoon. The flights from Austin will normally operate on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday of every week. Monday flights depart at 8:00 PM and arrive in Las Vegas at 8:50 PM. On the other days, the flights will depart Austin at 1:05 PM and arrive in Las Vegas at 1:55 PM. Return trips to Austin will operate during the same days. All times are local. Times and schedules may vary thru the season so always check with the airline prior to booking.
During today's inaugural, an Elvis impersonator and a Las Vegas showgirl greeted the passengers at the terminal. Commemorative cupcakes with Las Vegas themes and a gift bag courtesy of the airline were given out to each passenger. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was performed at the gate as well as the customary water cannon salute.
With Allegiant on board, a new low cost alternative is now available from Austin for those who want to visit the fun capital of the world. New airlines add to the economic growth in Austin and overall Central Texas. Las Vegas offers world-renowned resorts, spas, casinos and entertainment options for visitors of all ages and it is one of the most dynamic travel destinations in the world. Allegiant partners with more than 60 of the area's most exciting hotel properties, provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car, and offers great deals on activities such as show tickets and helicopter tours.
The airline was founded in 1997 and operates a number of fixed scheduled routes and charter services within the United States, with charter service to Canada and Mexico. Having an all jet fleet, Allegiant Air is part of the Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT). For information and reservations, please visit the airline's website at: www.allegiantair.com or via phone at 702-505-8888.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has nonstop service to 41 destinations and served a record 9.4 million passengers in 2012. The airport is growing to meet the future needs of Austin with improvements ranging from terminal expansion to parking. ABIA welcomes new carriers Allegiant Air, Aeromar, and British Airways (April 2014).
Elvis is in the house!
Elvis impersonator Donnie Roberts with the flight crew for today's Allegiant flight to Las Vegas. In person he has a good resemblance of the king of rock himself.
Passenger and Elvis
A number of passengers at the terminal had the opportunity to take a nice photo of "Elvis" while he was at the terminal promoting Allegiant Air's new non-stop service between Austin and Las Vegas.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
ABIA public relations officer Jim Halbrook and Allegiant Air's Micah Lillard and Jessica Willard, took part in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony prior to boarding the first passengers of the flight as the Las Vegas showgirl and Elvis look on.