There’s a big new announcement from Allegiant Airlines in Memphis today. The recent addition to Memphis International is already expanding, adding a flight to Phoenix. It will go out twice a week, nonstop. This comes after Allegiant has already expanded after starting with just few flights out of Memphis. The airline is now connecting the Bluff City to six destinations: Austin, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando-Sanford, and St. Petersburg-Clearwater. The Phoenix flight begins on December 17th. Check out the quotes from some of our county and city leaders below.
“Nonstop service to the West has been one of our primary goals in our relentless pursuit of frequent and affordable air service,” said Pace Cooper, Chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners. “Adding Phoenix service provides an exciting, much-needed option for our travelers.”
“Allegiant’s decision to add non-stop service to Phoenix is a welcomed addition to the flights offered at Memphis International Airport. This is another important step in making our airport a choice destination for travelers,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. said, “These new nonstop flights to Phoenix are yet another example of positive momentum for Memphis and the Memphis International Airport. Memphians have another destination, and this opens the door for additional tourists to come and see the many great things our city has to offer.”
Allegiant is offering introductory fares as low as $71 per ticket. Passengers can book tickets here.