Allegiant Air Will Offer Las Vegas Flights From Quad Cities Airport

By George C. Ford, Reporter

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DAVENPORT, Iowa - Low cost airline Allegiant Air on Oct. 14 will begin offering twice weekly flights between the Quad City International Airport and Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas-based carrier has offered nonstop flights between Cedar Rapids and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas since June 24, 2004. Allegiant also offers nonstop service from The Eastern Iowa Airport to Orlando Sanford International Airport, Phoenix-Mesa International Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.

Allegiant will introduce the new service to the Quad City International Airport in Moline, Ill., with fares as low as $44.99 one-way. The carrier will utilize a full-size, 150-seat MD-80 jet aircraft on the route.

Allegiant said its market research and input from local community leaders indicate the Quad Cities will welcome the new flights to Las Vegas as an affordable and convenient alternative to connecting flights or long drives to other airports.

Allegiant’s $44.99 one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by Sept. 8 and is valid for travel through Jan. 31, 2011.

The introductory fares are not available on all flights. After the introductory fare period, regular one-way fares on the route will start at $94.99 one-way.

Earlier this month, low fare carrier AirTran announced that it will end flights between the Quad Cities and Atlanta on Nov. 30.

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