Updated 11/18: Multiple sources are reporting that Allegiant will begin using the 757’s on domestic routes in and out of Las Vegas until their receive ETOPS certification and US Flag carrier status.
Sad news for visitors and for Hawaii travel this afternoon, as it appears Allegiant has shelved plans to make Hawaii a reality in 2011. Originally planned for last quarter 2010, Allegiant’s last word was that flights to Hawaii would commence in Summer 2011.
The reason for this further delay is apparently that the company now believe that ETOPS certification cannot occur before then. In an SEC filing today, Allegiant visually detailed some of their plans.
757 Plans Amended
It had been rumored recently that Allegiant would again change plans for at least the first 2 of its 6 aircraft acquired for Hawaii service. Until it has completed ETOPS 180 (over water certification) and US flag carrier status, the company will now use these aircraft domestically. It isn’t clear when that might happen or where they will be used.
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