Allegiant Air has announced its plans to establish a four-aircraft base at the Provo Airport! Allegiant will invest approximately $95 million to establish the new base of operations, creating at least 157 new, high-wage jobs.
Allegiant plans to immediately begin hiring pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and ground personnel to support the operations. Most of the new positions are expected to offer salaries that are more than double the state’s average wage.
By investing in vital infrastructure, we created economic opportunity for Provo rather than waiting for it. 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.
Allegiant began operating at the Provo Airport in 2013 and currently offers eight nonstop routes — Austin and Houston, Texas; St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida; Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona; and Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Orange County, California. To date, Allegiant has flown more than 700,000 passengers through Provo.
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!