Allegiant Air flights to Peoria Denver Sarasota

PEORIA — A at the time-preferred air route between Peoria and the American West is getting reestablished.

In May, Allegiant Air plans to start out to offer you non-quit assistance among the Peoria and Denver worldwide airports, the Las Vegas-dependent provider announced early Tuesday.

Allegiant also is to introduce a non-end route concerning Peoria and Sarasota, Fla.

Both of those seasonal routes are to start out in late Might and attribute 1 flight in each individual course 2 times a 7 days. Allegiant is supplying introductory 1-way fares from $39 to Denver and $59 to Sarasota-Bradenton Global Airport.

Gene Olson, the Peoria airport director, explained the Allegiant expansion indicates the company’s level of self-assurance in the Peoria sector despite traffic masses staying about half of common. COVID-19 is at fault.

“We have seen Allegiant retain a whole lot of flights in and out of Peoria,” Olson claimed during a information convention Tuesday. “Due to the fact men and women have been patronizing people flights, I’m certain that experienced an effects.

“I do not imagine Allegiant at any time does everything devoid of doing their homework. (This) suggests this is a feasible airport that’s going to expand.”

Seasoned travelers may possibly keep in mind Peoria-Denver air provider staying readily available in the 1990s on United Airways. Flights normally would quit in Moline, at minimum in a person route, with no adjust of plane.

“It truly is a city to the west that has a large amount of enterprise vacation and a whole lot of leisure travel,” Olson explained about Denver. “We’re hoping that 1 does perfectly sufficient to get extended to 12 months-spherical.”

The recent Allegiant agenda has the Denver and Sarasota flights stated by August, according to Olson. He proposed Peoria airport officials uncovered out on quick observe about the new flights.