MIAMI – Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air (G4) announced its move to Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) new Terminal 1-West Gates from Terminal 5. G4 will begin service from its new LAX location at the Tom Bradley International Terminal on Wednesday, May 19.
The Terminals of LAX have a total of 133 gates in nine passenger terminals arranged in the shape of the letter U or a horseshoe. Passengers may move between terminals via a shuttle bus, or through various inter-terminal pedestrian connections.
“We see endless opportunity ahead to grow our operation at LAX, which continues to be our prime gateway to Southern California and the myriad attractions that keep visitors flocking to the coast,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant’s senior vice president of planning and revenue.
Wells added, “We’re excited about the additional capacity and advanced infrastructure that the West Gates at Tom Bradley will bring, and look forward to offering our brand of affordable, convenient service to many more Los Angeles residents and visitors in years to come.”
The move will afford the leisure travel-focused carrier an opportunity to offer even more affordable, nonstop flights which are its hallmark. Anticipating a busy summer travel season, G4 will increase capacity in Southern California by locating a fourth Airbus A320 aircraft at LAX.
Los Angeles has been a full-time base for G4 aircraft and crew since 2016. In addition, the carrier’s all-nonstop network is unique among its peers, focusing on bringing leisure travelers from small-to-medium-sized cities to premier vacation destinations.
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“As travelers return to our airports, we are excited to have Allegiant grow its operation at LAX and base a fourth aircraft here starting this summer,” said Justin Erbacci, chief executive officer, Los Angeles World Airports.
“We know their passengers and crew will love the state-of-the-art West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal, and we look forward to our continued partnership with Allegiant.”
Allegiant currently serves 33 cities in 21 states from LAX, including new service to Indianapolis, Indian (IND) beginning May 28; to Omaha, Nebraska (OMA) and Rapid City, South Dakota (RAP) beginning June 4; and to Shreveport, Louisiana (SHV). Beginning July 2.
More than half the cities G4 serves from LAX are unique to the airline. Since starting service in 2009, Allegiant has flown more than 4.2 million passengers through LAX.
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