Allegiant announces Allegiant Honors
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Allegiant announced Allegiant Honors - a special program to support and thank U.S. active duty and retired military for their service with select free services.
Under the Allegiant Honors program U.S. active duty military, retired military veterans, members of the National Guard, military reserve and their dependents are eligible for free services when they fly Allegiant. These include up to three pieces of checked baggage, one carry-on bag, one pet in cabin, courtesy boarding pass printing at the airport and free seat assignments, pending availability. In addition, active duty military may board flights with priority boarding at no charge, and will not be charged a change or cancelation fee due to a change in orders.
Derita Road Widening Project to Begin in April
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
From Independent Tribune Article 3/14/17
CONCORD- Driving around Concord Mills and Concord Regional Airport will soon be more efficient, thanks to a $19.4 million contract awarded by the Department of Transportation.
The two-phase project will widen Derita Road from two to four lanes, between north of Concord Mills Boulevard and Poplar Tent Road, approximately 2.4 miles.
The first phase will widen the road between Poplar Tent Road and Aviation Boulevard and the second phase will extend the widening to Concord Mills Boulevard. The second phase will also include replacing the existing bridge over Rocky River.
The contract was awarded to Blythe Development Co. of Charlotte. Work can start as soon as April 1, with a substantial completion date of Nov. 1, 2019. The remaining vegetation and landscaping operations should be complete by April 29, 2020.
Mouse ears on, ready to fly for Florida-bound passengers at new Concord terminal
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL ARTICLE BY KEN ELKINS
Mickey Mouse ears, inflated toy airplanes and balloons were the standard decorations for the official opening this morning of Concord Regional Airport’s new $12.6 million terminal and parking deck.
All the decorations, festivities and food took some of those arriving for the 9 a.m. Allegiant Air flight to Orlando, Fla., aback as Concord celebrated the first departure from the new terminal.
Two children with Mickey Mouse ears seemed to enjoy the event, though.
Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT), an ultra-low-cost airline based in Las Vegas, began flights from Concord Regional in December 2013 with twice-weekly service to Orlando, offering a $99 round-trip fare. Allegiant links small cities to key leisure destinations around the country.
Until now, passengers were routed through a metal aircraft hangar that was converted to a passenger terminal.
Now the airline offers 10 flights a week from Concord to four Florida destinations: Orlando, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers.
On Nov. 18, Allegiant begins three-times-a-week service to New Orleans from Concord.
Allegiant officials also say the airline may add new flights to existing destinations and perhaps add some new destinations from Concord Regional.
Ken Elkins covers manufacturing, international business and economic development for the Charlotte Business Journal.