Allegiant announces new service at Long Beach Airport with flights to Vancouver
2010-05-20 · By Editor
Allegiant Travel Company and its subsidiary low-cost airline, Allegiant Air, LLC, today announced that beginning July 1, the company will offer nonstop jet service between Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Bellingham International Airport (BLI), which is located just minutes away from the Canadian border and a short drive from Vancouver, B.C.
Known for its great travel deals, the low-cost airline is offering an extremely limited number of today only fares as low as $9.99* one-way, between Long Beach and Bellingham. The company will also offer fares as low as $49.99** one-way between the two cities when purchased by June 2.
“We are pleased to bring our unique brand of low-cost and nonstop jet service to the Long Beach community,” Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant president, said. “We believe the simple facility design and easy customer experience at Long Beach Airport is a perfect fit for the Allegiant customer. We look forward to offering affordable and convenient access to the greater Bellingham and Southern British Columbia communities.”
“We are pleased to welcome Allegiant to the Long Beach Airport,” Long Beach airport director, Mario Rodriguez, said. “Passengers from the Northwest will now have nonstop access to Long Beach’s many tourist attractions and business centers, as well as major Southern California attractions. This additional service is another indicator that Long Beach Airport is committed to providing excellent customer service.”
The new flights will operate three times weekly between Long Beach and Bellingham with service Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Flights will depart Long Beach at 5:45 p.m. arriving in Bellingham at 8:30 p.m. Flights leaving Bellingham will depart at 2:30 p.m. arriving in Long Beach at 5:05 p.m. (all flight times are local). This is the first destination Allegiant will service from Long Beach Airport. Allegiant will utilize 150-seat, MD-80 series, jet aircraft on the route.
The Bellingham and Southern British Columbia area offer an abundance of majestic mountains, monumental landmarks and breathtaking scenery. Vancouver is known for its vast shopping, dining and entertainment options. Host of the XXI Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver is home to Whistler as well as other ski and snowboard friendly mountains such as Grouse Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Mount Seymor and Blackcomb. Located midway between Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle, Wash., the Bellingham-Mt. Baker region is nestled between the deep Pacific Ocean and the towering Cascade Mountain Range. The area offers endless activities to experience such as whale watching, birding, excursions to the San Juan Islands, snow-capped glaciers, wine tasting and tulip fields.
Allegiant’s $49.99** one-way introductory fare is limited, must be purchased by June 2, 2010 and is valid for travel through Jan. 31, 2011. Introductory fares are not available on all flights.After the introductory fare period, regular one-way fares on the route start as low as $79.99 one-way.
Reservations can be made on the Allegiant airline’s website or by calling the Company’s travel experts at 702-505-8888.