Las Vegas-based low-cost carrier Allegiant Air has filed an application with the United States Department of Transportation (DoT) for a permission to operate scheduled passenger flights between the US and Mexico.
A service to Mexico would mark the airline’s first international expansion. So far, Allegiant has only operated domestic flights in the United States and never offered scheduled passenger service to international destinations, with the exception of selected charter flights in the past. This could be about to change, if the airline receives a licence from the DoT to operate connections to Mexico.
The airline has not yet announced launch dates or destinations for its proposed Mexico expansion.
Allegiant Air started operations in 1998 and serves as a low-cost carrier for leisure flights between mostly smaller airports. It is currently operating more than 450 domestic routes, using an all-Airbus fleet of 37 A319 and 52 A320 aircraft.
Jakob Wert is an aviation journalist from Germany. He built up the website IFN.news and is the Editor-In-Chief of International Flight Network.