Allegiant Air to open aircraft base at Provo Airport
PROVO, Utah — Allegiant Air has announced plans to build a four-aircraft base at the Provo Municipal Airport.
Airline officials said the base will support up to 157 high-paying jobs and will represent an investment of approximately $95 million.
“We’re delighted to grow alongside Provo, a market with phenomenal growth and convenient access to some of Utah’s most treasured destinations,” said Keith Hansen, Allegiant’s vice president of government affairs. “Allegiant understands the value of Provo Airport. Building on the success of eight existing routes at PVU, our investment means having locally-based aircraft and crews, opening the door for future new destination opportunities for residents.”
Allegiant began flying out of Provo in 2013 and currently offers eight nonstop routes to destinations in Arizona, California, Texas and Florida. More than 700,000 passengers have flown Allegiant Air out of Provo in that time.
The airline said it will immediately begin hiring pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and ground personnel to support the expanded operations in Provo. Interested applicants may apply online.
“We are pleased to launch a new era of travel at the Provo Airport, with Allegiant’s base operations expansion being key to our future success,” said Brian Torgersen, interim Provo Airport manager.
Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi touted the benefits of the growing regional airport, which Allegiant said is now the second-busiest in the state.
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“While many will appreciate the personal conveniences of flying out of a regional airport, including shorter lines and personalized service, the economic benefits are substantial with each new roundtrip destination bringing an estimated $15 million into our local, regional, and state economy,” Kaufusi said. “By investing in vital infrastructure, we created economic opportunity for Provo rather than waiting for it.”
Allegiant expects the aircraft base to begin operations on Nov. 16.
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