Allegiant Air is launching nonstop jet service between the California cities of Stockton and Long Beach on July 1.

Allegiant Air is launching nonstop jet service between the California cities of Stockton and Long Beach on July 1.

The carrier, a subsidiary of Allegiant Travel Company, will offer San Joaquin Valley fares from $29.99 one-way (plus nearly unavoidable booking fees and any baggage charges incurred, as well as government taxes and fees) and a free night’s hotel stay at Allegiant-preferred hotels in the Southern California region. The free-night offer is based on a minimum of three consecutive nights’ stay with an air-and-hotel purchase and is valid only at select partner hotels in select cities. Only one night is free per hotel reservation.


“In 2006, we began serving San Joaquin Valley residents by offering nonstop flights to Las Vegas. We look forward to offering even more low-cost service to the community with our new flights to Long Beach,” says Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant president.

Allegiant Air operates a fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-82s and MD-83s on all its domestic U.S. mainland routes, but the airline has agreed a deal to buy six Boeing 757-200s for flights between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii

The new flights will operate five times weekly between Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK) and Long Beach Airport (LGB) with service on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Flights will depart Stockton at 11:05 a.m. arriving in Long Beach at 12:20 p.m. Flights leaving Long Beach will depart at 1 p.m., arriving in Stockton at 2:15 p.m. Allegiant Air will use 150-seat McDonnell Douglas MD-80s on the route.

Allegiant’s $29.99 one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by June 23 and is valid for travel through January 31, 2011. Introductory fares are not available on all flights. After the introductory fare period, regular one-way fares on the route start from $39.99 one-way, plus airline fees and government taxes and fees.

Reservations can be made on the airline’s Web site at www.allegiant.com or by calling Allegiant at 702-505-8888.

Allegiant Air began low-cost, nonstop service from Stockton to Las Vegas on June 16, 2006.