Allegiant Air flights to Peoria Denver Sarasota

PEORIA — A when-well-liked air route among Peoria and the American West is staying reestablished.

In May, Allegiant Air ideas to commence to give non-halt company in between the Peoria and Denver international airports, the Las Vegas-based mostly carrier declared early Tuesday.

Allegiant also is to introduce a non-end route among Peoria and Sarasota, Fla.

Both of those seasonal routes are to start out in late Could and characteristic just one flight in each course two times a week. Allegiant is giving introductory 1-way fares from $39 to Denver and $59 to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

Gene Olson, the Peoria airport director, mentioned the Allegiant growth signifies the firm’s level of self-assurance in the Peoria marketplace in spite of targeted traffic loads currently being about fifty percent of usual. COVID-19 is at fault.

“We have found Allegiant keep a ton of flights in and out of Peoria,” Olson said in the course of a information convention Tuesday. “For the reason that men and women have been patronizing those people flights, I am sure that experienced an effect.

“I really don’t think Allegiant ever does everything without the need of executing their research. (This) says this is a feasible airport which is going to expand.”

Seasoned travelers could recall Peoria-Denver air provider getting readily available in the 1990s on United Airways. Flights normally would halt in Moline, at least in one particular path, with no alter of airplane.

“It really is a town to the west that has a lot of company vacation and a ton of leisure travel,” Olson stated about Denver. “We are hoping that a single does properly adequate to get extended to calendar year-round.”

The recent Allegiant routine has the Denver and Sarasota flights stated by means of August, according to Olson. He prompt Peoria airport officials identified out on quick notice about the new flights.