Allegiant files application to start its first international route to Mexico

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Las Vegas-based Allegiant has signaled its next phase of growth by filing an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to offer scheduled service between the US and Mexico.

Allegiant currently serves more than 450 domestic routes and this will be the company’s initial venture into scheduled international service. The DOT application is the first step in the process for Allegiant to begin scheduled service to Mexico.

“Unlike other U.S. carriers, Allegiant has always been laser-focused on leisure travel and providing access to affordable, non-stop flights for those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to go on vacation,” said Allegiant chairman and chief executive officer, Maury Gallagher.

“Offering service to Mexico will provide a whole new array of options for travelers to discover world-class destinations that may have been previously out of reach.”

“We believe that providing scheduled service to Mexico will also be of great economic benefit, by stimulating traffic and providing additional competition in the international leisure market,” he continued.

“It will not only bring exceptional value to travelers, but will also enhance both tourism and business impact in the communities we serve.”

Allegiant operates more than 80 aircraft and 450 routes across the US.