Allegiant Air is moving into Southern California. Their first 757-200 landed in Santa Maria on Friday on a test flight from Las Vegas that was in preparation for their upcoming Hawaii service. The event marked the largest commercial plane to ever land at the airport located 129 miles north of Los Angeles. Hawaii flights from the airport begin November 17.
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If you haven’t thought about flying Allegiant, they are an ultra-low cost carrier, new to Hawaii. They typically offer lower base fares than anyone else. As an example, you can still fly from Santa Maria to Honolulu over the holidays for a relative song. On dates where other carriers are asking approximately $1,000 from Los Angeles, you can fly Allegiant and pocket enough money to pay for the rest of your Hawaii vacation.
Santa Maria Airport Growth
The airport just completed a 1,700-foot runway extension project to allow for the larger planes. In addition, baggage claim and holding room enhancements took place to encourage Allegiant and other carriers.