Allegiant is taking off in Sioux Falls Original

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Allegiant Air has added 44 new flights and 14 routes to three new cities: Chicago, Boston and Houston.

One of those flights is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Nashville, Tennessee. The flights will be Thursdays and Sundays, starting on May 21. 

The Las Vegas based company is offering rates as low as $33 for some of these new routes. In order to get the lowest fare price, you have to purchase your ticket by January 16, 2020. Your ticket must be for travel by August 15, 2020, through November 16, 2020, depending on the route.

Sioux Falls Regional Airport Executive Director, Dan Letellier, says he’s hoping Allegiant won’t be the only airline to add additional flights to Sioux Falls.

The Sioux Falls airport continues to see more and more travelers. That could potentially bring in more and more flights.

“We would certainly like some other leisure destinations. Seattle is always one of those out there that we work with carriers trying to get their interest in starting up services to Seattle, at least maybe seasonally. Service on American for their hub in Charlotte is always one that we continue to work with them and try to convince them to start up. I know there’s mutual interest, it’s just a matter of having available aircraft and crew and all those things coming together to actually start the route,” Sioux Falls Regional Airport Executive Director Dan Letellier said.

In 2018, the Sioux Falls Regional Airport had around 530,000 travelers. In 2019, passengers jumped to around 584,000. The increase in people could bring in more than just extra flights.

“We’re looking more and more strongly at a parking garage. We’re going through our due diligence to analyze that to make sure that is the right step for us to take,” Letellier said.

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