Allegiant Air adding three nonstop destinations

Allegiant Air plans new nonstop service to Memphis, Des Moines  and Fresno  through Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport with service starting in December. Introductory fares can be found starting at $49 one-way via www.allegiantair.com, according to a press release.

“Allegiant Air has been a good partner and today’s announcement is another example of how well we support each other,” Gail Barney, town of Queen Creek mayor and Airport Authority Board chairman, said in the release. “I look forward to greeting passengers from these new markets and I congratulate Allegiant on another expansion at Gateway Airport.”

With the new routes, Allegiant Air’s total nonstop destinations served from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport grows to 38 cities.

“These new nonstop flights to Phoenix-Mesa are yet another example of positive momentum for Memphis and the Memphis International Airport. Memphians have another destination, and this opens the door for additional tourists to come and see the many great things our city has to offer,” Memphis Mayor A. C. Wharton Jr. said in the release.

“We are pleased with Allegiant’s decision to expand service at Gateway,” Jane Morris, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority’s executive director, said in the release “Because of our board’s commitment to air service development, we have the terminal capacity available to accommodate this expansion of service and more. Residents throughout the Valley will celebrate and embrace these new destinations at Gateway.”

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority consists of Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix and Apache Junction. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service to 38 cities via Allegiant and has 1,000 acres of undeveloped land available for future job growth in the East Valley. For more information, visit www.phxmesagateway.org.

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