From February 4 and February 5, Allegiant Air will launch twice-weekly service to four destinations to and from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air is adding New Orleans as a destination from February.

From February 4 and February 5, Allegiant Air will launch twice-weekly service to four destinations to and from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (IATA code MSY).


This photograph shows Allegiant Air McDonnell Douglas MD-88 N401NV on final approach for landing

This photograph shows Allegiant Air McDonnell Douglas MD-88 N401NV on final approach for landing

 

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air will begin twice-weekly seasonal service to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) from MSY on February 4, operating the service through May 5.

On February 5, Allegiant Air will launch seasonal service from MSY to Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) near Columbus, Ohio, operating twice-weekly round-trips through April 8.

Also on February 5, Allegiant Air will launch seasonal service from MSY to Indianapolis International Airport (IND), operating twice-weekly round-trips through May 5.

Allegiant Air is offering introductory one-way fares starting from $85 on the three routes, the fares including government taxes and fees but not the airline’s ancillary fees (some of which are unavoidable, such as its “convenience fee” for booking via the airline’s website, the only way one can a ticket on Allegiant Air).

Allegiant Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 N418NV takes off

Allegiant Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 N418NV takes off

 

On average, passengers flying on Allegiant Air end up paying approximately $35 per person in ancillary fees, according to the airline’s own financial statements.

Also on February 5, Allegiant Air is launching twice-weekly non-stop service between New Orleans and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). Allegiant Air plans for the service to be year-round but since its current schedule only runs through August 17, the service is currently only bookable through that date.

The carrier is offering introductory one-way fares starting from $45 on the New Orleans-Orlando Sanford route, including government taxes and fees but not including Allegiant Air’s ancillary fees.

Introductory fares for the carrier’s first four routes from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport must be purchased by November 20, for travel from February 4 or February 5 and May 5. The fares are higher if booked using a credit card rather than a debit card.

Allegiant Air Boeing 757-200 N906NV taxies away towards its take-off runway from its docking gate on Concourse A of Las Vegas McCarran International Airport's Terminal 1

Allegiant Air Boeing 757-200 N906NV taxies away towards its take-off runway from its docking gate on Concourse A of Las Vegas McCarran International Airport’s Terminal 1

 

Flight days, times, fares and ancillary fees for bookings all of Allegiant Air’s four new routes from New Orleans can only be found only by visiting Allegiant.com, according to the carrier.

Allegiant Air, owned by Allegiant Travel Company, began operations with one aircraft and one route just over a decade ago and now serves more than 90 communities throughout the United States.

Today the airline operates a fleet of 48 McDonnell Douglas MD-83s, six MD-88s, six Boeing 757-200s, four Airbus A319s and seven Airbus A320s.

Allegiant Air also has agreements in place to acquire up to another 18 used A319s and three A320s and is thought likely within the airline industry eventually to replace its aging fleet of  MD-80s with Airbus A320-family jets, all acquired used.