Allegiant Air May Serve Columbia

1 decade 1 year 5 months ago Sunday, June 17 2007 Jun 17, 2007 Sunday, June 17, 2007 11:43:50 AM CDT June 17, 2007 in News
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A spokeswoman for the Las Vegas-based carrier says it likes to fly out of "underserved cities" or smaller markets. She said the airline is interested in Columbia, adding that the talks are still in the preliminary stages. City officials have said they'd like to add commercial flights from Columbia to Dallas, Chicago and Las Vegas. Allegiant doesnt serve Dallas or Chicago, but it flies from Springfield to Las Vegas and two airports in Florida. Fares from Springfield to Las Vegas start at $89 each way, according to the airline's Web site. Allegiant service to Columbia is not just around the corner. The airport's main runway would have to be made at least 1,000 feet longer to accommodate Allegiant jets.

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