Allegiant opens home base in Provo, announces nonstop flights to Nashville
It has taken a few months of waiting, but Wednesday was a big day for Allegiant Travel Co. as it officially started its base of operations for Utah at the Provo Airport.
The event was capped with the announcement that beginning Feb. 15 Allegiant will offer nonstop service to Nashville, Tennessee.
If residents drove by the airport Tuesday at dusk, they would have seen three airplanes from Allegiant lined up at the gates and ready to start service. Allegiant has been serving Provo customers for more than a decade. In recent years, following the pandemic, it has added a number of flights out of Provo.
“Our customers in Provo have been asking for more travel options since we started serving the city in 2013,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant’s senior vice president of revenue and planning. “Making Provo a base opens the door for an expanded route map for area travelers to get to top-tier destinations like Nashville.”
One-way fares for the Nashville route are currently being offered starting at $59.
In April, Allegiant announced it would invest approximately $95 million to establish a four-aircraft base of operations, creating at least 157 new, high-wage jobs in the process.
With this new service to Nashville, Allegiant now offers 12 nonstop routes from Provo to cities such as 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 1.5 million passengers in and out of Provo, helping to make it the second busiest airport in Utah.
The route from Provo to Nashville will operate twice weekly. Flight days, times and fares can be found at Allegiant.com.