Allegiant Hawaii is determined to make the islands work and that’s good news for everyone. More carriers and new routes mean better competition, so Hawaii travel deals here we come. Allegiant recently promoted $99 one way fares (including tax) across all of their Hawaii routes. Many of those Hawaii travel deals are in fact still available.
In its short time flying to Hawaii, which began earlier this year, we’ve already seen the novel ultra-economy carrier announce twelve Hawaii routes, one of which was already cancelled. Two of the Allegiant Hawaii routes haven’t yet started, which are Spokane and Boise. These are due to begin in February 2013.
Here’s what we think might be next:
Allegiant Air wants to fly from Paine Field in Seattle to Hawaii. Last week the FAA gave approval to commercial flights from Paine, which is home to Boeing’s Everett factory. There is no passenger terminal yet at Paine, which together with neighbor’s opposition, will temporarily impede this route’s progress.
Allegiant has shown a willingness to adjust their Hawaii routes as quickly as necessary in order to have it be financially viable. Prior to its first departure, the company scrubbed plans to fly from Monterey to Honolulu due to lack of demand.
The two routes which may be most susceptible to cancellation are Fresno and Stockton. Neither of these appears to have enough demand thus far to allow for profitable pricing.
Have you tried Allegiant Hawaii service yet? We’d love to hear your comments if you have.
Thus far all but one of the routes announced has been to Honolulu. Given the popularity of the neighbor islands, we expect to see Allegiant to change future routing plans to include these as well.
Beat of Hawaii photo at Makena Beach Maui.