It took a few months of waiting, but Wednesday was a big day for Allegiant Travel Co. as it officially launched its Utah base of operations at Provo Airport.
The event ended with the announcement that beginning February 15, Allegiant will offer nonstop service to Nashville, Tennessee.
If residents passed the airport at dusk on Tuesday, they would have seen three Allegiant planes lined up at the gates and ready to start service. Allegiant has been serving Provo customers for over a decade. In recent years, as a result of the pandemic, it has added a number of flights from Provo.
“Our customers in Provo have been asking for more travel options since we started serving the city in 2013,” said Drew Wells, senior vice president of revenue and planning for Allegiant. “Making Provo a base opens the door to an expanded roadmap for travelers in the region to top destinations like Nashville.”
One-way fares for the Nashville route are currently offered from $59.
In April, Allegiant announced it would invest about $95 million to establish a four-plane base of operations, creating at least 157 new, high-paying jobs.
With this new service to Nashville, Allegiant now offers 12 nonstop routes from Provo to cities such as Austin and Houston, TX; St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida; Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona; and Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Orange County, California.
To date, Allegiant has carried more than 1.5 million passengers to and from Provo, helping to make it Utah’s second busiest airport.
The route from Provo to Nashville will operate twice a week. Flight days, times and fares are available on Allegiant.com.