- Allegiant will fly from Appleton to Portland two instances per week from June 15 to Aug. 13.
- Allegiant has steadily expanded operations and flight service out of Appleton within the decade because it began flying between Appleton and Las Vegas.
GREENVILLE – Allegiant Air will start continuous flights between Appleton Worldwide Airport and Portland Worldwide Airport in Oregon this summer time.
Allegiant introduced Monday it’s going to provide two flights every week between Appleton and Portland from June 15 to Aug. 13. The Appleton-Portland service was considered one of eight new routes the ultra-low-cost airline introduced Monday. Others embrace service between Denver and Allentown, Pa.; Austin and Omaha, Neb.; and Chicago and Provo, Utah.
Portland would be the eleventh vacation spot and Oregon the seventh state Allegiant flies to out of Appleton. The airline already provides seasonal service from Appleton to Denver, Fort Lauderdale/Miami, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, Sarasota/Bradenton, Savannah/Hilton Head and Tampa/St. Petersburg space airports.
“Our partnership with Allegiant Airways is yet one more instance of how the Appleton Worldwide Airport is without doubt one of the financial engines of the Fox Valley and northeast Wisconsin,” Outagamie County Govt Thomas Nelson mentioned. “We’re pleased with the expansion of this service for each trip and enterprise vacationers.”
Las Vegas-based Allegiant has steadily elevated exercise at Appleton Worldwide Airport within the decade because it first started continuous service between Appleton and Las Vegas in 2013. Along with including flights to extra locations, Allegiant one yr in the past invested $50 million to ascertain an plane and crew base on the Appleton airport. The airline in October expanded its Appleton-based operations from two jets to a few, mentioned Abe Weber, Appleton Worldwide Airport director.
“Allegiant is recognizing northeast Wisconsin as an excellent alternative” for funding, Weber mentioned.
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When will flights take off between Appleton and Portland?
Allegiant plans to fly between Appleton and Portland on Thursdays and Sundays. Weber mentioned the instances and days of departure have been set as much as allow vacationers to spend an extended weekend in Portland. The flights will each use Airbus A320 jets that characteristic 186 seats.
“It is nice timing on the flights,” Weber mentioned. “You will get a full day in once you journey on the market.”
Flights on each days are scheduled to depart Appleton at 6:30 a.m. Central and arrive in Portland at 8:50 a.m. Pacific.
The return flight from Portland departs at 9:40 a.m. Pacific and lands in Appleton at 3:20 p.m. Central.
What’s going to flights from Appleton to Portland value?
Allegiant introduced introductory, one-way fares of $69 for choose seats and flight dates. The introductory fare sale seats should be bought by Tuesday, Feb. 21, and journey should be accomplished by Aug. 13.
A search of Allegiant’s web site Monday exhibits one-way tickets will vary from $124 to $165.
Allegiant is an ultra-low-cost airline that provides no-frills, low ticket costs after which provides a la carte companies like checking a bag or choosing your seat for a price.
Allegiant will check demand this summer time, may tweak schedule
Weber mentioned the two-month window for flights permits Allegiant to check out the route, gauge demand and decide whether or not to broaden the service in future years. Growth may embrace extra flights every week. It may additionally imply extending the schedule.
Weber mentioned it is now as much as the airport to market the flights in the neighborhood to assist enhance seat gross sales on the route.
“They’ve seen (this service) achieve success in different Midwest markets, and if it is profitable right here, you will possibly see it begin earlier in the summertime and finish later within the fall,” Weber mentioned. “It is our job to get the notice in regards to the route on the market.”
A change of tempo for leisure vacationers
Leisure journey airways like Allegiant have fueled a increase in air journey out of Appleton and close by Inexperienced Bay Austin Straubel Worldwide Airport. Most of these flights have centered on Florida, Arizona and comparable warm-weather locations that provide an escape from winter.
Weber mentioned continuous flights to Portland opens up a brand new area of the nation to northeast Wisconsin vacationers. Portland provides entry to wine nation, golf programs and quite a lot of nationwide parks and out of doors recreation.
“It is sort of a change of tempo,” Weber mentioned. “We’re enthusiastic about that.”
Appleton airport enlargement plans arrive proper on time
Allegiant’s expanded service improves the airport’s possibilities to high the 846,000 passenger arrivals and departures in 2022, the airport’s busiest yr. January passenger exercise elevated to 38,271, a 31% enhance over January 2022.
Outagamie County, which owns and operates the airport, plans to speculate greater than $100 million in upgrades, enhancements and expansions beginning this yr. Federal and state grants will present the vast majority of funding to:
- Design and assemble an airport terminal enlargement
- Design a brand new air site visitors management tower
- Design a further ramp within the Northeast Enterprise Park
- Design a microgrid
The terminal challenge will redesign the general public areas, renovate ticketing areas, enhance baggage declare house and broaden the concourse. Weber mentioned the air site visitors management tower challenge would relocate the construction away from the terminal constructing in future years to unencumber room to accommodate extra, bigger jets.
“This units ourselves up for future growth and progress down the street,” Weber mentioned.
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